Two Vancouver newspapers are apologizing to Canucks prospect Jordan Subban, after a photo was published to their websites describing him as the "dark guy in the middle."

Both The Vancouver Sun and The Province used the same caption to accompany a photo of Subban taken Tuesday at a pre-season matchup between the Canucks and the San Jose Sharks in Vancouver.

In the photo, Subban is surrounded by several of his teammates. A caption accompanying the photo reads: "Vancouver Canucks celebrate goal by Jordan Subban (dark guy in the middle) against San Jose Sharks in NHL pre season game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., on September 23, 2014."

In tweets sent Wednesday morning, both papers apologized to Subban, and said they were investigating the incident to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Earlier, Gillian Burnett, The Vancouver Sun's digital deputy editor, also explained on Twitter that the caption was written by a photographer and should not have been written or published.

The caption has since been removed.

When the photo was first published, Angry fans were among the first to call out the papers on social media.

With files from CTV Vancouver