P.K. Subban is adamant about remaining a Canadien ‘lifer’

P.K. Subban is trying to keep the status of negotiations out of the public eye.

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Defenseman P.K. Subban knows where he wants to be for the rest of his career.

Subban is scheduled for an arbitration meeting on Aug. 1 after finishing up a two-year, $3.75 million contract. He said earlier this week that he would like to stay with the team for the remainder of his career.

"Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be a lifer there," Subban said on Toronto’s "Breakfast Television."

Subban finished last season with 53 points — fifth-best among NHL defensemen. This came a year after he was awarded the Norris Trophy for the league’s top defensive player. He has been consistently one of the NHL’s premier D-men since coming into the league in 2010.

Subban did not want to discuss the contract situation while competing at the RBC Canadian Open golf tournament on Saturday.

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