PROBLACK HOCKEY BLOG
The greatest gift a parent can give a child is a belief in their own potential to achieve their dreams. That’s the view of retired educator and author Karl Subban. And he should know. Subban is the father of P.K. Subban, one of the NHL's premier defencemen, who now plays for the Nashville Predators.
Two other sons are also pursuing their hockey dreams; Malcolm is a backup goalie for the Las Vegas Golden Knights, while Jordan was recently signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs and is playing for the Toronto Marlies. Karl Subban is an unlikely hockey dad.
Karl Subban was the special guest at two south Simcoe schools last week where he spoke to students in Grades 3 through 8 and shared his story as part of Black History Month.
When Subban retired from his position as a principal with the Toronto District School Board in 2013, at the age of 55, he had three goals: to spend time with his grandchildren and teach them to skate; to write a book, explaining the ideas behind Team Subban (How We Did It, The Subban Plan for Success) and, finally, to become an inspirational rather than motivational speaker.
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