2. Shea Weber (2006-2016)
Shea Weber had a long and productive career with the Predators. He spent 11 seasons in Nashville after being drafted by them in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Many have him firmly at the top as the best player in franchise history, with the exception of maybe Pekka Rinne.
Although Weber has never won the Norris Trophy, he has received votes 11 times over his career and finished second in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He could’ve easily taken home the hardware in those seasons, Nicklas Lidstrom and Erik Karlsson narrowly edging him out in both seasons.
Weber’s career stats feature an impressive 990 games and 570 points (218 goals, 352 assists). He’s comfortably at the to of the all-time franchise list for power play goals with 80, and top-five in many other important categories.
Weber, known for his hard shot and tough gameplay, has 1,508 blocked shots and 1,923 hits. His Corsi-for has only dipped below 50 three times in his 13-year career. Weber also still holds the franchise record with 2,052 shots. And getting in the way of a Weber one-timer required some serious guts.
Weber served as captain beginning in 2010. In 2011 he took on a protégé in rookie Roman Josi. During his Norris Trophy-winning acceptance speech, Josi credited Weber with helping mold his game into what it is today.
In 2016 a blockbuster trade sent Weber to the Montreal Canadiens for fellow defenseman P.K. Subban. Weber is still going strong with the Canadiens and remains a favorite with Predators fans everywhere.