The Nashville Predators were without their captain Tuesday as defenseman Shea Weber sat out the 3-2
road victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs due to a lower-body injury.
It was the first game missed this season by Weber, who has recorded 15 goals and 21 assists in 60
contests. The 30-year-old has netted 11 of his tallies on the power play – one shy of his career
high set in 2013-14.
Weber needs one power-play point to tie former Nashville defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who is first on
the franchise list with 182.
Selected in the second round of the 2003 draft, Weber made his NHL debut in 2005-06 and established
himself the following season, recording 17 goals and 40 points in 79 games. He set a career high
with 23 tallies in 2008-09 and matched it in 2013-14, registering a personal-best 56 points as well.
The 6-foot-4, 236-pound Weber nearly left Nashville prior to the 2012-13 campaign, signing a 14-
year, $110 million offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers on July 19. But the Predators refused to
let him go, matching the deal five days later.
Weber has collected 161 goals – 77 on the power play – and 267 assists in 745 regular-season games
while adding 10 tallies and 21 points in 45 playoff contests. The native of Sicamous, British
Columbia has helped Canada capture a fair amount of hardware in international play, winning the
silver medal at the 2009 IIHF World Championship and gold at the 2007 tournament as well as the 2010
and 2014 Winter Olympics.