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Shea Weber

Born:August 14, 1985Draft:2003 Predators, #49 Overall
Hometown:Sicamous, BCPosition:Defence
Known For:Big ShotShoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Shea Michael Weber (born August 14, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and captain of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is an NHL All-Star and a two-time Olympic gold medallist. He is known to have one of the hardest shots in hockey history.

Drafted in the second round, 49th overall, by the Nashville Predators in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Weber had spent his entire NHL career with the Predators until being traded to Montreal. He had previously played for the Sicamous Eagles of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Weber has represented Canada at a number of International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)-sanctioned events, winning a World Junior Ice Hockey Championship gold medal in 2005, an Ice Hockey World Championships gold medal in 2007, and two Olympic gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Shea Weber Montreal Canadiens
Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • Captain of the Canadiens (2018-present)
  • Mark Messier Leadership Award winner (2016)
  • Four-time All-Star (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Played in the All-Star Game seven times (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
  • Named to the NHL YoungStars roster in 2007
  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada (2010, 2014)
  • Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship and 2007 IIHF World Championship (WC)
  • Won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2009 WC
  • Named to the 2009 WC All-Star Team
  • Named the 2009 WC’s Best Defenceman

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