The 2015-16 season was Subban’s rookie year in the AHL. He had 11 goals and 36 points that season, ranking fifth on the Comets.
After 34 games in 2016-17, the 21-year-old has nine goals and 22 points. A right-shooting defenceman with offensive ability is something many NHL teams covet, and if it was all about offence, Subban would have been recalled a long time ago.
Unfortunately, there are still holes in his defensive game. At 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, Subban is trying to prove that undersized D-men can succeed in the pro game, but he is still a work in progress.
With that in mind, it would be great to see what Subban can do at the NHL level. But, we likely won’t get to see it. The Canucks currently have six healthy defencemen on the roster, and Philip Larsen could return soon.