Subban sent out a two-minute video on Twitter to express his appreciation for the past three years in Nashville.
#Smashville – I love you! Thank you to the @PredsNHL team, teammates, fans and community for embracing me over the past three years. Ready for this next chapter… @NJDevils are you ready for the Subbanator? pic.twitter.com/rkPkkqRKRT
— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) June 22, 2019
After thanking the Predators organization, Subban said they got close to their goal, but they didn’t achieve what the team wanted while he was in Nashville.
“But to all those Nashville fans out there, I just want to let you know in that locker room, you guys have an amazing group of players,” Subban said in the video.
He also took a moment to thank the participants in his Blueline Buddies program, which helps connect Nashville police officers with the city’s youth.
“I’m not going to be a stranger,” he said. “I’ll be in and out of Nashville. I’ll be around and I’ll be thinking of you guys.”
About halfway through the video, Subban spoke about moving forward with his new team.
“You guys know the deal. I’m a Devil. Let’s go,” he said.
Subban’s contract has an average annual value of $9 million for the next three seasons. He was acquired by the Devils in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies, a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick.
Subban record a career-low nine goals and 31 points in 63 games last season with the Predators.
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) June 22, 2019