Malcolm Subban: Bruins Prospect Will Start in Net for Canada at World Juniors

December 25th, 2012 by Chris Blanchard Leave a reply »
Malcolm Subban will get the nod in net for Team Canada in their World Junior Championship opener against Germany on December 26, according to TSN. The Boston Bruins prospect has won a hard-fought battle for the job against fellow Ontario Hockey League star Jordan Binnington. 

Subban, who was selected 24th overall in the first round of the 2012 draft, has received the support of Canada head coach Steve Spott despite a number of poor performances leading up to the tournament. 

Subban, the younger brother of Montreal Canadien P.K. Subban, struggled somewhat in pre-tournament exhibition losses against the University of Alberta and Team Finland. However, Subban's excellent season with the OHL's Belleville Bulls seemingly earned him the benefit of the doubt. 

The 19-year-old goaltender has carried the Bulls to second place in the OHL's East Division despite receiving the least goal-scoring support in the league. He ranks second in the OHL in both goals-against average (2.17) and save percentage (.932), beating Binnington by a narrow margin in both categories. 

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