Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday that the team has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman P.K. Subban (2014-15 to 2021-22).

“We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement helps consolidate the future of our team. A key element of our group of young veterans, P.K. plays with a high level of intensity every time he steps onto the ice. Despite his young age, he carries a great deal of experience and brings contagious energy to the team. Defensemen of his level are a rare commodity in the NHL” said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin.

Subban recorded 53 points (7 goals, 43 assists) in 2013-14, and was the only player on the Canadiens to suit up for all 82 regular season games. He led the team in assists (tied for fifth among defensemen in the NHL), powerplay points (23) and powerplay assists (19, tied with Andrei Markov). The 6’ and 217 lbs defenseman was second on the team for points (tied for fifth among NHL defensemen) and for time on ice (24:36). Subban was third on the Canadiens in penalty minutes (81), shots on goal (204) and bodychecks (135), while blocking 125 shots, the fourth highest total on the team. He also recorded four powerplay goals and one game-winning tally.