Mike Weaver (ice hockey)
Weaver with the Florida Panthers in 2009
May 2, 1978 |
Bramalea, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
|Played for||Atlanta Thrashers
Los Angeles Kings
St. Louis Blues
Weaver played minor hockey in his hometown the local Brampton Maroons in his early years before joining the Richmond Hill-Vaughan Kings of OMHA. After being a 7th round draft choice of the OHL's Guelph Storm in 1995, Weaver decided to remain playing OHA Junior A hockey to maintain his NCAA scholarship eligibility.
Weaver played Tier II Jr.A. with both the Thornhill Islanders and the Bramalea Blues. His final season with the Blues he led the club to a Dudley Hewitt Cup as OHA Junior A Champions and a berth in the 1999 Royal Bank Cup in Yorkton, Saskatchewan; Weaver's team was eliminated in the semi-finals.
The diminutive defenceman acquired a scholarship with the Michigan State Spartans and spent four very productive years in the CCHA that included two First All-Star team nods and two Best Defensive Defenceman awards.
Undrafted by the NHL, Weaver was signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Thrashers on June 15, 2000. He spent the subsequent season with Atlanta's IHL affiliate, Orlando, with whom he won the Turner Cup as IHL champions. In 2001–02, Weaver played his first 16 games in the NHL, in addition to helping the Thrashers' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, to a Calder Cup championship. Most of his four seasons as a Thrasher would be spent in the AHL.
On August 8, 2007, Weaver was signed again as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, just before the start of the 2007–08 season, he was placed on waivers and picked up by Vancouver, where he played in 55 games. In the proceeding off season, he was signed by the St. Louis Blues. On August 3, 2010, Weaver left the Blues as a free agent and signed a two-year $1.8 million contract with the Florida Panthers.
On May 15, 2015, it was announced by Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin, that Weaver will not return to the Montreal Canadiens next season. Having gone un-signed over the summer, on October 5, 2015, Weaver announced his retirement from professional hockey.
|1996–97||Michigan State Spartans||CCHA||39||0||7||7||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Michigan State Spartans||CCHA||44||4||22||26||68||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Michigan State Spartans||CCHA||42||1||6||7||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Michigan State Spartans||CCHA||26||0||7||7||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Orlando Solar Bears||IHL||68||0||8||8||34||16||0||2||2||8|
|2005–06||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||53||0||9||9||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||39||3||6||9||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||58||0||7||7||12||4||0||0||0||0|
|2009–10||St. Louis Blues||NHL||77||1||9||10||29||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|OPJHL Defenceman of the Year||1995-96|
|CCHA All-Tournament Team||1997|||
|All-CCHA First Team||1998-99|||
|CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman||1998-99|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||1998–99|
|All-CCHA First Team||1999-00|||
|CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman||1999-00|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||1999-00|
- "Panthers trade Weaver to Canadiens for fifth-round pick". The Sports Network. 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
- "Gonchar, Malhotra, Weaver done with Canadiens". Sportsnet. 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
- "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
- "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
|Awards and achievements|
|CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman