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P.K. Subban Gets A Surprise From His Brother
May 30, 2012
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Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban talks about growing up in Toronto in a tight-knit family, and gets a surprise question from his younger brother Malcolm about how he managed to get his drivers' license.

He'll be in the red chair tonight, along with David Suzuki.

On the impact that his neighbourhood had on his family:

First of all, I'm quite amazed that you know this much information on me and my family and stuff. It's pretty crazy, man. You're naming some stuff that I didn't even know, you know what I mean? But, yeah. It's unbelievable man, to have three brothers that have a potential to play in the NHL and to be honest with you, there's no secret. It's not like my parents are putting stuff in our food or nothing like that. We have a set of morals and values that have been instilled in us since we were little kids... I can tell you this right now, growing up in Rexdale. I grew up in a pretty good part of Rexdale, but there was a lot of distractions and I think that's an excuse that a lot of people use that a lot of people use; of where you grow up, who your friends are or where you live. It's an excuse. I mean, at the end of the day I knew what I wanted to do. My brothers knew what they wanted to do and that's why we're being successful and our parents helped us get there. It's just basically hard work, man. Tons of hard work, keeping your head on the straight and narrow. Not looking East or West and just looking North and going as hard as you can.

On passing his driving school test:

Ok. You know what? Hang on a second. Before I answer this question, that's not a smooth move on Malcolm's part. He just went for his driver's license, right? And you know, Malcolm - I think he's making fifty-dollars a week playing in the OHL or something like that... He's going to want to use my car! He's going to want to use it. Now, he's going to have to do a couple of chores around the house, maybe clean my room a couple of times, maybe brush off a couple of gold medals on the wall before he gets a chance to take a ride in the car... I've gotten better at driving. And to be completely honest with you, the driving school teacher was a Habs fan, so I signed a picture for her. Maybe that's how I got it. I don't know. I'll be honest!


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