Shea Weber (2005-16)
Nashville drafted Weber in the second round (49th Overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft. He went on to be the best defenseman in franchise history. He was one of most beloved Predators of all-time. Great person on and off the ice. His leadership earned him the captaincy in the 2010 season until 2016.
Weber finished second in the Norris Trophy (best defenseman) voting twice. His accolades with the Predators were five-time All-Star (2009,2011,2012,2015,2016) and the Mark Messier Leadership Award Winner in 2016, recognizing super leadership. His stats with the Predators were 443 points(166 goals, 277 assists) in his 11 seasons with the team. He was one of the most popular players in team history. At the end of his career, Weber should have his jersey up in the rafters. And who can forget that mammoth of a slapshot?
Here are some stats for his case.
–140th in NHL history in games played(925), if he has a healthy season, he could end up in the 110-115 range.
–21st in NHL history in goals by a defenseman(203) and depending how his year goes this year, he will for sure be in the 18th spot, but if he has a really good year then he might end up in the 15-17 range.
–12th in NHL history in power play goals(99) and should be in the 10th spot by the end of the season.
–20th in NHL history in game-winning goals(32) and might jump up a spot or two this season.
–12th in NHL history in goals per game percentage(0.219) and might move up as well.