The photo also appeared on the Province website briefly on Tuesday night after Subban, a Toronto-born defenceman, scored the opening goal against the San Jose Sharks in the Canucks' first preseason NHL game.
Sun deputy editor Gillian Burnett and the newspaper changed the caption after concerns about it began to circulate on Twitter.
Subban, the youngest brother of Montreal Canadiens' star defenceman, P.K. Subban, was drafted 113th overall by the Canucks in 2013.
His other brother Malcolm Subban is a goalie for the AHL's Providence Bruins.