Capitals have acquired defenseman Mike Weber from the Buffalo Sabres

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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.

mike-weber-washington-capital-trade.jpgIn 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.”

 

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:

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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3 Responses to Capitals have acquired defenseman Mike Weber from the Buffalo Sabres

  1. Doohickie says:

    Good third pair depth guy. All heart. Not the most skilled but he’s having his best year in a while this year. Good luck, Mike, go Caps!

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