Karl Subban, Motivational Speaker And Father To Three Sons In The NHL, To Publish Book - How We Did It - With Random House Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Pamela Murray, senior editor at Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, has acquired North American rights to Karl Subban and Scott Colby's upcoming book, HOW WE DID IT: CANADA'S ULTIMATE HOCKEY DAD AND SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ON HOW TO GROW THE POTENTIAL OF ANY CHILD. Carolyn Forde of Westwood Creative Artists facilitated the agreement. The book will be published under the Random House Canada imprint and will be available to readers in 2017.

In his thirty years of coaching, teaching and parenting, Karl Subban has blazed a path of leadership. "Your greatest gift is your potential," he says, "and your greatest gift to the world is the development of that potential." Originally from Jamaica, where he never played hockey, Subban learned the game when his family moved from Jamaica to Sudbury. Karl and his wife, Maria, have raised five accomplished children, including three NHL players: Montreal Canadiens' star defenceman P.K., goalie Malcolm (drafted by the Boston Bruins), and Jordan, (drafted by the Vancouver Canucks).

"Individually and together, 'Team Subban' has done amazing things, and the family's example is one that speaks to so many of us—hockey fans, parents, coaches, teachers and mentors," says Pamela Murray. "Karl has so many warm, funny and relatable stories of how to make extraordinary achievement an everyday reality. All of us here at Random House Canada are thrilled to play a part in sharing the inspirational success story of the Subbans."

Karl Subban is a retired school teacher and administrator of 30 years with the Toronto District School Board. He has worked with Canadian Tire on a project underscoring the benefits of children's participation in hockey and served as an ambassador for Hyundai Hockey Helpers Program. Much in demand as a motivational speaker, Subban spends his spare time teaching his three grandsons how to skate.

Scott Colby is an award-winning journalist with 27 years experience writing and editing. He is currently the travel editor at the Toronto Star.  Scott was a high school student when he first met Karl, who was his basketball coach during summer leagues at Lakehead University.

Random House Canada is an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Limited.

SOURCE Penguin Random House Canada Limited

For further information: Please contact Tracey Turriff at tturriff@@penguinrandomhouse.com / 416-957-1568

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