Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Shea Weber
Shea Webber was born August 14, 1985 in Sicamous, B.C. The first round, sixth overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Weber is a graduate of the WHL's Kelowna Rockets.

A solid defenseman, Weber played three full seasons in the WHL with Kelowna, helping the club capture the 2004 Memorial Cup title. During his years with the Rockets, Weber captured numerous honours including; WHL West Second All-Star Team (2004), WHL West First All-Star Team (2005) and WHL Playoff MVP (2005).

A member of Canada's gold medal World Junior team in 2005, Weber went on to make his professional debut in 2005-06 with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals while also seeing his first action with Nashville. Weber became a regular on the Predators blueline throughout the 2006-07 season, establishing single-season career highs in games played (79), goals (17), assists (23) and points (40). Weber's third season with the Predators was unfortunately injury plagued. After an injury to his knee cap in the Predators season opener, Weber returned healthy in mid-November but suffered another injury which kept him out of the line-up until mid-January, 2008. He managed to compete in 54 games with the Predators that season and following his club's elimination from the 2008 NHL playoffs signed a new three-year contract.

In Nashville, Weber emerged as one of the premier two-way defenseman in the National Hockey League, often playing more than 25 minutes per night. His booming shot from the point making him a weapon on the power-play and one of the higher scoring defenseman in the league.

Internationally, aside from his World Junior gold in 2005, Weber anchored his country's blueline to victory at the 2007 World Championships and was part of the Canadian team that captured gold on home soil at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Prior to the 2010-11 season, Weber would be named the fifth captain in Nashville Predators history.

In 2010-11, Weber continued to progress into an elite NHL defenceman. For the second straight season he recorded 16 goals and was a defensive force for the Predators. For his efforts, he received his first nomination for the Norris Trophy, though he would finish as runner-up to Red Wings superstar Nicklas Lidstrom.

In the summer of 2011, as a restricted free agent Weber signed a one-year deal to remain with the Predators. The following year he would continue his excellent play in all aspects of the game. He would record 19 goals, tying him with Erik Karlsson of Ottawa as the league's top goal-scoring defender, as well as provide Nashville with a physical and stable defensive presence.

As a restricted free agent on July 19, 2012, Weber signed a massive 14 year offer sheet worth $178 million with the Philadelphia Flyers. This set the record as the richest offer sheet in terms of years and money ever in the history of the NHL. As a restricted free agent, the Predators had the right to match the offer, which they did five days later.

In 2014 Weber was called upon to represent his country once again at the Olympic Winter Games. This time held in Sochi, Russia, the result was more of the same for Weber and Canada. They went undefeated during tournament play en route to capturing the country's second consecutive gold medal.

On June 29, 2016, Weber's time in Nashville would come to an end. In a blockbuster trade, the Predators traded their captain to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for P.K. Subban. In his first full season in Montreal, Weber led all Canadiens defenders in both goals and points, finding the back of the net 17 times while adding 25 assists for 42 points.

Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, Weber was named the 30th captain of the Canadiens, replacing Max Pacioretty who had been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights earlier in the summer.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Sicamous Bantam Minor-BC
2000-01 Sicamous Eagles KIJHL 5 0 6 6 2
2001-02 Sicamous Eagles KIJHL 47 9 33 42 87
2001-02 Kelowna Rockets WHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Kelowna Rockets WHL 70 2 16 18 167 +25 19 1 4 5 26
2002-03 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Kelowna Rockets WHL 60 12 20 32 126 +23 17 3 14 17 16
2003-04 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 4 1 3 4 4
2004-05 Kelowna Rockets WHL 55 12 29 41 95 +12 18 9 8 17 25
2004-05 Canada WJC-A 6 0 0 0 10 +10
2004-05 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 3 0 3 3 4
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 28 2 8 10 42 +8 4 2 0 2 8
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 46 12 15 27 49 +1 14 6 5 11 16
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 79 17 23 40 60 +13 5 0 3 3 2
2006-07 Canada WC-A 6 1 1 2 31 +2
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 54 6 14 20 49 -6 6 1 3 4 6
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 81 23 30 53 80 +1
2008-09 Canada WC-A 9 4 8 12 6 +5
2009-10 Nashville Predators NHL 78 16 27 43 36 0 6 2 1 3 4
2009-10 Canada Olympics 7 2 4 6 2 +4
2010-11 Nashville Predators NHL 82 16 32 48 56 +7 12 3 2 5 8
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 78 19 30 49 46 +21 10 2 1 3 9
2012-13 Nashville Predators NHL 48 9 19 28 48 -2
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 79 23 33 56 52 -2
2013-14 Canada Olympics 6 3 3 6 0 +5
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL 78 15 30 45 72 +15 2 0 1 1 2
2015-16 Nashville Predators NHL 78 20 31 51 27 -7 14 3 4 7 18
2016-17 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 17 25 42 38 +20 6 1 2 3 5
NHL Totals 841 183 302 485 606 65 14 17 31 62


WHL West Second All-Star Team (2004) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2004)
WHL West First All-Star Team (2005) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2005) Olympic All-Star Team (2010) NHL First All-Star Team (2011, 2012) NHL Second All-Star Team (2014, 2015) Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award (2016) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Traded to Montreal by Nashville for P.K. Subban, June 29, 2016.
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