Shea Weber arrived in Montreal on Monday for the first time since being traded to the Montreal Canadiens for P.K. Subban on June 29.
After arriving to the Canadiens’ practice facility in Brossard, it was not long before Weber tried on the bleu, blanc et rouge for the first time. During the morning, Weber participated in an off-ice workout and posed for official team photos before meeting with head coach Michel Therrien and a few of his new teammates.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) August 8, 2016
Perhaps the highlight of the day was when Weber took to the ice in a full Canadiens uniform, complete with his number 6 and an “A” on the front of his sweater, indicating he will serve as an assistant captain next season.
— CHC – Fondation (@CHCFondation) August 9, 2016
Weber, who turns 31 on Aug. 14, spent his first 11 NHL seasons with the Predators before being acquired by the Canadiens. In 763 regular season games, the 6’4″, 236-pound defenseman has compiled 163 goals and 443 points. During his time in Nashville, Weber became best known for his blistering slapshot, physical play and his ability to quarterback the power play on the point.
Weber has won two gold medals as a member of Team Canada during the 2010 and 2014 Olympics and will represent his country again during the World Cup of Hockey set to take place in Toronto next month.
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