Shea Weber

ice hockey player

Sheldon Weber[1] (born August 14, 1985) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He serves as their captain.

Shea Weber
Weber with the Nashville Predators in 2006
Born (1985-08-14) August 14, 1985 (age 38)
Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 49th overall, 2003
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2005–present
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Tournament
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Russia Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2009 Switzerland Tournament
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 United States Tournament



Before playing in the NHL, Weber played 3 seasons with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL). During his time there, he was able to win the Memorial Cup with the Rockets and won the WHL airBC Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the Playoffs.

He was drafted with the 49th overall pick by the Nashville Predators in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. On July 8, 2010, he was named the fifth captain in Nashville Predators history, replacing Jason Arnott, who was traded to the New Jersey Devils.[2] He became the youngest captain in Predators history and was the only captain of the Predators to have been drafted by the team.[3]

During the 2012 offseason, the Predators were unable to take Weber to arbitration again (a player can only be subjected to team-elected arbitration once in his career). Weber signed a front-loaded $110 million, 14-year offer sheet, $68 million of it as a signing bonus, with the Philadelphia Flyers on July 19. It was the richest contract in NHL history in terms of total money, money per season, and length, which surpassed the previous offer sheet record set by Thomas Vanek.[4] The Predators, who had already lost Weber's defensive partner Ryan Suter to unrestricted free agency, were able to match the offer sheet five days later.[5]

On June 29th 2016, Shea Weber was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for P.K. Subban.


  1. MacLaine, Charlotte (22 June 2016). "Shea Weber Biography". IMDb. Archived from the original on 8 November 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. "Weber named new Nashville captain". NHL. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  3. "Weber becomes youngest player to captain Predators". The City Paper. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  4. "Blueliner Weber Signs 14-Year, $110M Offer Sheet With Flyers". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  5. "Predators Match Flyers' 14-Year, $110M Offer Sheet For Weber". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2014-06-15. Retrieved 2014-03-22.

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