Hershey Bears Sign Defenseman Jordan Subban

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The Hershey Bears announced on Wednesday that the club has signed defenseman Jordan Subban to a one-year, American Hockey League contract for the 2021-22 season.


Subban, 26, has played in 232 career AHL games with the Utica Comets, Ontario Reign, and Toronto Marlies, scoring 103 points (34g, 69a). He posted 36 points for Utica in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns. He was selected to the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic amid a season in which he ranked third in the AHL among defensemen in goals (16) and power play goals (10).

The 5’9″, 182-pound Subban was traded by the Vancouver Canucks to the Los Angeles Kings for current Washington Capitals forward Nic Dowd on Dec. 7, 2017. He skated alongside current Hershey captain Matt Moulson with Los Angeles’ AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign that season, scoring eight points (4g, 4a) in 36 games. After signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2018, he had 18 points in 48 games with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies during the 2018-19 season.

The native of Rexdale, Ontario spent the 2019-20 season with Dornbirn EC in the EBEL, scoring 16 points (5g, 11a) in 47 games. He was teammates with former Hershey forward Mathias Bau, and ranked as the club’s top scoring defender.

Subban was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Draft by Vancouver. He is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Malcom Subban, and New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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