Buffalo Sabres goaltender Malcolm Subban surprised his teammates by singing the national anthem ahead of their game inside KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, on Friday.
In 2016, Subban was told he would never sing again after taking a puck to his throat during pregame warmups while playing for the Providence Bruins. The injury left him with one vocal cord crushed and the other lacerated.
"That's when I lost it all," Subban told the Buffalo News. "Honestly, after the first five or six years, I thought that was it. I didn't think it would ever come back again."
Malcolm Subban sings the American national anthem and both team's players love it #LetsGoBuffalo #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/M5UkKXS93F— Buffalo Hockey moments (@SabresPlays) April 29, 2022
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Subban had always loved to sing but never planned to pursue music seriously.
Friday night, before the Sabres’ game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Subban sang the national anthem, drawing smiles from players of both teams.
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Following Subban’s performance, players banged their sticks along the boards in his celebratory honor.