Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban has accomplished quite a bit during this National Hockey League career. He has played in two All-Star Games and won the Norris Trophy for being the league’s top defenseman back in 2013. Subban is also currently the highest paid blue liner in the league.
During his seven years in the NHL, Subban has become one of the most popular players in the game. Not only is he an exciting player on the ice, but he also has given a ton of his time and money to the children’s hospitals in both Montreal and Nashville.
Subban accomplished yet another personal feat this week as he became the first Canadian born hockey player to gain a million followers on Twitter.
According to CTV News, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid had around 268,000 followers as of Thursday, while Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs had around 122,000. Wayne Gretzky currently only has about 143,000 followers.
The closest Canadian born player to Subban is Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo, whose hilarious account has about 750,000. In case you are wondering, the Twitter king of the NHL is Alex Ovechkin who boasts over 2.5 million followers.