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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins drafted goaltender Malcolm Subban with with 24th overall pick in the first round of the NHL Draft Friday night.
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The 6-1 netminder has played two seasons in the OHL for the Belleville Bulls. Subban played in 32 games in 2010-11, and was named to the OHL’s All-Rookie Team after going 10-17-2 with a 3.16 goals against and .900 save percentage. In 2011-12, he finished fourth in the league with a 2.50 goals against average, going 25-14 with three shutouts in 39 games.
Subban played for Team Canada at the 2011 World Under-18 Championships, finishing the tournament with a 2.98 goal against average and a .913 save percentages.
The 18-year-old Subban is the brother of Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban, who was in Pittsburgh with his younger brother as he donned a Bruins jersey for the first time.
The pick comes the same day Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced Tim Thomas waived his no-trade clause. Thomas has told the team he intends to sit out the 2012-13 NHL season.
The Bruins have four remaining picks in the 2012 draft; a third-round (85th overall), fifth-round (145th), sixth-round (175th) and seventh round (205) pick.