Shea Weber
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 08/14/1985
AGE: 31
DRAFTED: NSH: 2003-49 overall
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award (1)

CAREER NOTES: A finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman in three of the past five seasons (2011, 2012 and 2014) and has finished no lower than eighth in Norris Trophy voting the past seven seasons… Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, having served as an alternate captain for Team Canada in 2014, and being named to the Olympic All-Star Team in 2010… The franchise's all-time leader among defensemen – and is third among all skaters – in goals (146), assists (246) and points (392)... Also Nashville’s all-time leader in power-play goals (66) and plus/minus rating (+55), second in overtime goals (7) and points (14), and third in game-winning goals (tied, 23) and penalty minutes (541)… Has participated in four consecutive All-Star Games (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)… Has scored 144 goals since the start of the 2006-07 season, most among NHL defensemen, while his 382 points are second in that span… Has played the second-most minutes in the NHL since the start of the 2010-11 season (9543:07)... Paces all defensemen on the franchise’s playoff games played (45), goals (10), assists (11) and points (21) lists… Was named the fifth captain in franchise history – and first homegrown captain – on July 8, 2010.

2014-15: Finished fourth in Norris Trophy voting… An NHL Second-Team All-Star selection… Hit the 45-point mark for the fifth time in the last six full campaigns, tying for 16th among NHL blueliners in the category (15g-30a-45pts)… Tied for fifth among League defensemen in goals and shots on goal (237), and for 12th in power-play goals (5)… Tied for second on the Preds in power-play points (5g-10a-15pts)… Scored one of Nashville’s four shorthanded goals and eight overtime goals, making him one of just four defensemen to record a power-play, shorthanded and overtime marker… Ranked fifth in the NHL in average ice time (26:22), the second-highest total of his career. Also posted his second-highest career marks in plus/minus rating (+15) and penalty minutes (72)… One of nine NHL d-men with at least 140 hits (166) and blocked shots (147). Led the Predators in hits and ranked second in blocked shots… Won the NHL’s Hardest Shot Competition during the NHL Skills Competition with a personal-high 108.5 mph blast… Tallied the 223rd assist on his career on Nov. 25 vs. Los Angeles, passing Kimmo Timonen (222) for first all-time among Preds defensemen. PLAYOFFS: Sustained a postseason-ending knee injury in Game Two of Nashville’s Western Conference Quarterfinal series vs. Chicago.

Finished third in Norris Trophy voting… Finished second among defensemen in Hart Trophy voting… Paced NHL defensemen and tied both a career high and the club record for goals by a defenseman (23)… Ranked third among League blueliners, and set a franchise record for points by defenseman (23g-33a-56pts)… Became the 10th player in Predators history and first defenseman to post multiple 20-goal seasons for the club… One of five Predator draftees, and the first defenseman, to post multiple 20-goal seasons for the club… Set a career high and led the team in assists (33)… Led all NHL defensemen and set a career high in power-play goals (12)… Tied a career high, and for fifth among blueliners, in game-winning goals (4)… Led the team, and tied for fourth among NHL blueliners, in power-play points (12g-14a-26pts)… One of three defensemen (Karlsson, Ottawa and Yandle, Phoenix) to lead their team in scoring… Led the team in both blocked shots (career high, 173) and hits (169). The blocked shot total was 10th in the NHL, while the hit total tied for 22nd among defensemen. He is the first player since the NHL started keeping the hits and blocked shots categories annually in 2005-06, to post 20 goals, 150 blocked shots and 150 hits… Ranked fourth in the League, set a career high and led the team in average ice time (26:54)… Played in his 600th career NHL game on March 28 at Dallas, making him the third player in franchise history to hit the mark... Nashville went 17-1-2 when he scored… Served as an alternate captain for Canada at the 2014 Olympics, helping the nation win its second consecutive Olympic Gold while tying for second among tournament defensemen in points (3g-3a) and ranking third in goals… Tied for seventh among all skaters during the Olympic tournament in plus/minus rating (+5).

2012-13: Led the team – and tied for 10th among NHL defensemen – in points (9g-19a-28pts)… One of two defensemen (Keith Yandle, Phoenix) to lead his team in scoring… Tied for fifth in goals among NHL defensemen… Paced the team in assists, and tied for second in power-play goals (3)… Finished fourth in the League in total ice time (1,244:14) and sixth in average time on ice (25:55)… Led the team and ranked fourth among defensemen in shots on goal (124)… One of three Preds to play in all 48 games… One of only two NHL defensemen to rank among the Top 15 at the position in points, hits (T-13th, 112) and average ice time… Paced the team, and tied for 26th in the NHL, in blocked shots (90)… Moved into sole possession of third place on the franchise's all-time goals list in the season finale on April 27 at Columbus.

2011-12: Finished second in voting for the Norris Trophy for the second consecutive season, losing by 12-or-fewer votes for the second straight year (Ottawa's Erik Karlsson: 1,069, Weber: 1,057)… Received the 13th-most votes for the Hart Trophy… Tied for first among NHL defensemen in goals (19)… Led all blueliners in power-play goals (10)… Ranked sixth among NHL defensemen in points (49)… The only NHL defensemen to score multiple shorthanded goals (2), doubling his career output… Ranked among the NHL's Top 10 defensemen in shots (third, 230), average time on ice (fifth, 26:09) and power-play points (tied for sixth, 22)… Posted a career high in plus/minus rating (+21), the second-highest total in franchise history and tied for seventh among d-men… The NHL's only defenseman to post at least 40 points, a +20 rating and average more than 25:00 per game… Led the team in hits (170) and ranked second in blocked shots (140)… Participated in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, becoming the first Predator to appear in three consecutive All-Star Games… Registered a shot of 106.0 mph in the Hardest Shot Contest during All-Star Weekend, finishing second to Zdeno Chara for the third consecutive time. PLAYOFFS: Ranked fourth in the postseason in average ice time (28:26)… Scored goals in back-to-back games of the WCQ vs. Detroit (Games Two and Three).

2010-11: 2011 Norris Trophy runner-up in what was the closest race for first place (Nicklas Lidstrom: 736, Weber: 727) since 1996 (Chicago's Chris Chelios: 408, Boston's Ray Bourque, 403)… A 2010-11 NHL First-Team All-Star, the first Predator named to the First All-Star Team… Tied for fourth among NHL defensemen in goals (16) and 10th in points (48)… Tied for sixth at the position in game-winning goals (3) and ninth in power-play goals (6)… Tied for third on the team in points and ranked third in assists (32)… Ranked third among League blueliners in shots (254)… Had the sixth-most hits among NHL d-men with a career high (211)… Played in all 82 games for the first time in his career, logging the third-most minutes in the League (2,076:09)… Made his second straight All-Star Game appearance in 2011, forming a pairing with Lidstrom to post a +6 rating and four assists, becoming just the second defenseman in All-Star Game history to amass four helpers (Bourque, 1985). PLAYOFFS: Set franchise records for goals (3) and points (5) by a defenseman in a playoff series during the WCQ vs. Anaheim... Ranked fourth in among all NHL skaters in average ice time (27:58)… Scored the first goal of the WCQ in Game One, and forced overtime in Nashville’s eventual Game Five victory with a goal at 19:24 of the third frame… Played a game-high 42:12 in Nashville’s double-OT victory in Game Four of the WCS at Vancouver.

2009-10: Tied for second among NHL defensemen in goals (16)… Also tied for fourth among League blueliners in power-play goals (7) and tied for fifth at the position in game-winning goals (3)… Finished seventh in voting for both the Norris Trophy and the NHL All-Star Teams… Tied for 17th among d-men in points (43), and third among blueliners in shots (222)… Paced the team in power-play points (7g-13a-20pts)… Led the team in hits (165)… Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics… Named to the Olympic All-Star Team after tying for second among all defensemen in points (2g-4a) and ranking second on the team in average ice time (20:37)... Posted a point in Canada's first six games of the tournament, and was one of just four d-men to register multiple goals in the tournament. PLAYOFFS: Led the team in average ice time (24:26), blocked shots (14), and tied for the team lead in hits (18).

2008-09: Set a franchise record for goals by a defenseman and tied for second among NHL blueliners in goals with a career high (23)… Tied for eighth among NHL defensemen in points (23g-30a-53pts)… Ranked eighth among league blueliners in hits (192)… The NHL’s only player to finish in the Top 10 among defensemen in both hits and points… Finished fourth in voting for the Norris Trophy and fifth in NHL All-Star Team voting… Ranked third among League d-men in shots (251)… Led the team in power-play goals (10), and tied for second in game-winning goals (4), both career highs… Ranked second on the club in average ice time (23:58)… Finished second on the club in goals, and penalty minutes with a career high (80)… Scored 10 goals in the club’s first 20 games, making him the first NHL defenseman to reach double-figures in goals in a season so quickly since 1987-88 (Buffalo’s Phil Housley, 15 games; Toronto’s Al Iafrate, 19 games)… Played in his first career All-Star Game and led the Western Conference in ice time (22:16) while playing on a defensive pairing with Anaheim’s Scott Niedermayer… His second try in the Hardest Shot Competition during All-Star Saturday’s Skills Competition registered 103.4 mph, good for second to Boston's Zdeno Chara… Named the NHL’s Third Star of the Month of October after leading all NHL defensemen in scoring (4g-7a-11pts)… Earned a silver medal with Canada at the 2009 World Championship in Switzerland… Named Best Defenseman of the World Championship by the directorate, Canada’s top player by the tournament’s coaches, and a Media All-Star… Led all defensemen and tied for third in tournament scoring (4g-8a-12pts)… Tied for the tournament lead among blueliners, and tied for fourth overall, in assists… Also ranked second among d-men in goals and finished third overall in power-play tallies (4)… Paced Team Canada in average ice time (24:02).

2007-08: Collected his first overtime goal/point on Feb. 16 vs. St. Louis… Missed 28 of the season’s first 44 games due to injury. PLAYOFFS: Tied for the team lead in points (1g-3a)… Registered points in three of the club’s first four postseason games… Led the team in hits (18).

2006-07: Led Nashville d-men in goals (17) and ranked second in rearguard scoring (40)… Led the team in hits (165)… Was one of six NHL defensemen with 17 or more goals… Tallied the first three two-goal games of his career in a 12-game span (Feb. 14-March 8)… Notched two assists and a +3 rating in the 2007 NHL YoungStars Game on Jan. 24 in Dallas… Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2007 World Championship in Russia and led his team in penalty minutes (31). PLAYOFFS: Tied for the team lead in assists (3) and shots (14)… Recorded two assists in Game One of the WCQ vs. Detroit.

2005-06: Ranked 11th among NHL rookies with a +8 rating… Scored his first NHL goal and registered his first career multi-point game (1g-1a) at St. Louis on April 6… Opened the season with Milwaukee (AHL) and was recalled three times (Jan. 6-7, Jan. 13-20 and Feb. 6-May 1)… In 46 games with Milwaukee, he led club defensemen in goals (12) and power-play goals (9)… Led Milwaukee d-men in goals and points (6g-5a-11pts), and ranked second overall on the club in power-play goals (5) in the playoffs. PLAYOFFS: Scored his first career playoff goal in his first playoff game (April 21), becoming the first rookie in franchise history to tally in the postseason… Tied for second among NHL rookie blueliners, and tied for the team lead, with two goals in the postseason.

AMATEUR: Named runner-up for the WHL’s 2004-05 Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy (defenseman of the year) and was named to the 2004-05 WHL West First All-Star Team… Named WHL Playoff MVP in 2005 after helping Kelowna capture its second championship in three years and clinch its third entry into the Memorial Cup in as many years… Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championship and tied for third in the tournament with a +10 rating… Helped Kelowna capture the CHL Memorial Cup in 2004 and was named to the tournament All-Star team… Led Kelowna and WHL defensemen in points (3g-14a-17pts) and assists in the 2004 WHL playoffs… Named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team in 2003-04 after leading the Rockets and tying for 11th in the WHL with a +23 rating… Also ranked second on Kelowna in power-play goals (8) and penalty minutes (126) in 2003-04… A member of the 2003 WHL Champion Kelowna Rockets.

BACKGROUND: Nickname: “Webs”… Favorites include Slapshot (movie), Dexter (TV show), Dierks Bentley (musician), Sperry’s (Nashville restaurant) and the Toronto Blue Jays (favorite sports team growing up)… Rob Blake was his favorite player growing up… Lists winning Olympic Gold in 2010 as his top hockey accomplishment… Helps put on the Sicamous Shootout each July, a golf tournament to benefit the B.C. Cancer Society… Would like to someday own and operate a restaurant … Enjoys Nashville for its small-town feel, friendly people and great hockey fans… Has two Great Dane/Bull Mastiff mixes: Dug and Rod… Wife: Bailey.

TRANSACTIONS: June 22, 2003 – Nashville’s fourth choice, 49th overall (second round), in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.