I really don’t care what the other team thinks. I don’t care what their fans think. If they hate me, great. Hate me. We’ll just keep winning, I’ll keep scoring and we’ll move on.
Hockey taught me to challenge myself and be the best I can be on and off the ice.
Playing the sport has taught me about teamwork and how to be a good team player, social skills and most importantly, dedication.
We [the Subban brothers] are role models to a lot of kids, not just black kids, but all kids out there and that’s what we want to be known for.
I can’t wait for the crowd, the noise, the energy in the building. I can’t wait to take that all away from them.
Hockey is an amazing sport and it has definitely had a positive impact on my life. But my dad always said school comes first, and if I didn’t do well in school I didn’t get to play hockey.
I try to hold it in until I get on the ice, then in front of the net sometimes I’ll pass gas.
Growing up, it was tough to balance, but looking back I appreciate my parents’ efforts to make sure I was well-rounded.
The biggest challenge was the cost to play the sport, and this is a challenge that my parents faced. They relied on the community and friends and family for support, and I learned to play hockey using second hand equipment.
My dad has always said to me, “where there is a will there is a way” and this is the type of dedication hockey has taught me. Being dedicated to this sport [hockey] has been my will to play.
I think it’s just having the support of our parents. Knowing that they’re going to keep you on the right path and guide you.
A huge part of my passion for the sport comes from being Canadian and growing up watching Hockey Night in Canada on CBC with my parents and siblings.
I’m the oldest, I have the most experience, and I’m the best looking [betwin brothers]. I’ve been told that on numerous occasions.
Playing in the NHL, it’s a great job, it’s a great life to live, and we just want to have the opportunity to do that. That’s going to come from our hard work and dedication to the sport. As far as being black players in the league, obviously it’s great.
I mean the NHL never called me and wanted me to show up at the draft.
Most kids start playing hockey at the age of five, I was an earlier bloomer. My parents laced up my first pair of skates and put me on the ice at the young age of 2 ½, basically right after I mastered walking.
I got the experience, I got the strength, I got the talent, I got the famous jump hook. That’s my move.
For us [hockey] is an opportunity, myself and my brothers have an opportunity to do something special.
I instantly connected with the sport and I have fond memories of growing up on my skating rink that my dad made for us in our backyard.
I mean at the end of the day, we are still brothers [with Malcolm Subban]. But I’m also getting paid to score goals so he better watch that glove side, because I like to go glove side. I know he thinks he’s got a hot glove but I’m going to have to try and expose it.
I have to say I have the most experience. I’m a veteran when it comes to that, [my brothers] they’re still learning. They have lots of potential. They’re like first-round picks right now in the game, they still have to develop.
Silence is golden! [Malcolm Subban] knows not to talk too much smack cause you don’t want to give me that incentive right?
[Magic] Johnson is seriously remarkable, in terms of what he has accomplished in his profession and outside of his profession as well.
I’ll stutter step, then drop the shoulder, a little pump, a little Kobe Game 7 fade-away, and the hooks coming too. And Malcolm [Subban] knows, he’s got an inch on me but he can’t defend that. He knows that.
[Malcolm Subban] is probably winning the battle cause we had a couple skates together and I didn’t score too much on him. So I guess I’ll say that I’m waiting for the game to score on him.