After a wild day at the 2013 NHL Draft, the Vancouver Canucks made another intriguing move, selecting Jordan Subban with the 115th pick on Sunday.
The former Belleville Bulls defenceman was taken one pick ahead of the Canadiens’ fourth-round selection, just missing the chance to join his brother, P.K., in Montreal.
Jordan is the third Subban brother to be drafted by an NHL team. P.K. was selected 43rd overall by the Canadiens in 2007, and middle brother Malcolm, Central Scouting’s No. 1-rated goalie last year, was selected 24th overall by the Boston Bruins in 2012.
Jordan finished sixth among Ontario Hockey League defencemen in points last season with 15 goals and 36 assists.
P.K., this season’s Norris Trophy winner, told NHL.com earlier this month that he believes his younger brother may amount to more than he has with the Canadiens.
“Jordan plays more of a cerebral type of game and is more of a thinker, and I play off my instincts and try to do a little bit of everything,” Subban said. “I think Jordan’s skill level is much higher than mine. I’m on the ice with him every day during the summer doing skill stuff, and he’s the one demonstrating the drill.”
Subban was ranked No. 55 in the NHL Central Scouting among North American skaters prior to the draft.