Bulldogs’ Subban honored by AHL

Hamilton Bulldogs’ defenceman P.K. Subban was named a 2009-10 winner of the American Hockey League’s President’s Awards.

The award is given to an AHL player in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in the past year, and to an AHL organization for excellence in all areas off the ice. The Chicago Wolves club was the team recipient.

The announcements were made the AHL’s annual meeting of the Board of Governors at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

In his first professional season, Subban was named a First Team AHL All-Star and earned a spot on the AHL All-Rookie Team after recording 18 goals, 35 assists and a plus-46 rating in 77 games for Hamilton.

Subban, who represented the Bulldogs at the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic, also made an instant impact with the parent Montreal Canadiens, registering eight points in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games during the Canadiens’ improbable run to the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference finals.