The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Mike Weber from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2017 third-round draft pick. Weber, 28, has 53 points in 341 career games played.
In 35 games played with the Sabres this year, Weber has one goal and five points, while posting a plus-3 and 32 penalty minutes. Known primarily as a defensive defenseman, Weber provides the Caps with some blueline depth. Buffalo has retained 50% of Weber’s remaining contract.
“We are pleased to welcome Mike to our organization,” MacLellan said. “Mike is a stay-at-home defenseman, who plays a physical game and is respected by his teammates. We felt it was important to add depth to our blueline by adding another quality veteran defenseman.”
Depth defenseman, third pairing type of guy. Good size and physicality, not unlike the Gleason add last season. https://t.co/TfO8RKMF3u
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) February 24, 2016
To make immediate room for Weber, the Capitals have placed C Jay Beagle on LTIR. He can be activated at any time. Some of Mike Weber versus the Capitals: