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P.K. Subban: Praise from Wayne Gretzky

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P.K. Subban: Praise from Wayne Gretzky 14:30

Former Hamilton Bulldogs PK Subban and Carey Price will represent Canada at the Sochi Olymic hockey tournament.

The announcement was made just after 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Carey Price is one of three goalies selected. He's joined by Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes and Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks.

Despite winning the Norris Trophy given to the league’s best defenceman last year, experts suggested Subban was not a certainty to make the team headed for Sochi, Russia.

Subban received some high-profile support. Both Wayne Gretzky and Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Cherry voiced their support. Click on the audio link on this page to hear Subban’s reaction to the support he received from The Great One. Subban also talks about playing in Hamilton with Montreal teammate David Deharnais.

Subban was a Bulldog during the 2009-10 season then was called up to the Montreal Canadiens for two playoff games. He was third in team scoring as a 20-year-old rookie with 53 points in 77 games.

Price was a big part of the AHL Championship Bulldogs team in 2006-07. He only played two regular season games before leading the team to the Calder Cup following the end of his junior hockey career.