Born Pernell Karl Subban on May 13, 1989, the Toronto native is of Jamaican and Montserratian descent. After a stellar junior carer, Subban’s professional career began in 2009 and he played for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Montreal’s American Hockey League affiliate team. In 2011, he was made an official member of the NHL squad, making the league’s all-rookie team.

In 2013, Subban won the James Norris Memorial Trophy which is awarded to the league’s top defenceman. That same year, he made his first All-Star team and repeated that feat last year. He is also a member of the Canadian Men’s Hockey team, which won Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Games. His brothers, Malcolm and Jordan, are also professional hockey players.