Oh Captain, My Captain: Nashville Predators Captains Through History

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Predators Captain Shea Weber
Melker Karlsson #68 of the San Jose Sharks and Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

Ah, Shea Weber. Old friend. The first captain to wear the “C” on what many would consider the iconic gold (gold, not mustard) jerseys. Sidenote, these jerseys are still this writer’s favorite jersey scheme, but the Reebok…the Adidas are just ok.

Weber is a special one not only for what he did during his long tenure in Nashville (2005 -2016), but because he led the team over the first-round playoff hump in 2011.

The team would advance past the first round again in 2012. Though the team had a playoff drought in 2013 and 2014, they would return in 2015, and advance out of the first round again in 2016.

Weber was another home-grown player in the franchise, signing as an entry-level player, starting with the Admirals, and then playing a decade, culminating in his captaincy. Many thought Weber would be a Predator for life, but it wasn’t in the cards as he was traded to the Canadiens for P.K. Subban.

You can’t help but be grateful for all Weber did for the franchise.