Weber with the Sabres in 2013.
December 16, 1987 |
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)|
|NHL team||Buffalo Sabres|
|NHL Draft||57th overall, 2006
He played hockey for the Pittsburgh Junior B Penguins as a youth. He was drafted in the second round, 57th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. After playing in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires and Barrie Colts, he turned professional and joined the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, for the 2007–08 AHL season. He was called up to the National Hockey League by the Sabres on two occasions early in the same season. He was recalled for a third time in March 2008 and scored his first NHL point on an assist in his hometown against the Pittsburgh Penguins. His first NHL goal was scored on December 28, 2010 against Nikolai Khabibulin of the Edmonton Oilers. He is of no relation to Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber or Vancouver Canucks defenseman Yannick Weber, despite the fact all three wear the same sweater number 6 and play the defense position with their respective teams.
Weber had a lackluster 2011-12 season as he finished it with a minus-19 with the Sabres failing to make the playoffs.
His play improved a lot for the shortended 2012-13 season after the acquisition of his long time best friend Steve Ott. Weber established himself as a leader to the Sabres young defensive core and became a fan favorite in Buffalo, however the Sabres once again failed to make the playoffs for the second season in a row. Due to his improvement the Sabres re-signed Weber to a 3-year, $5 million contract extension.
Mike Weber was raised in suburban Pittsburgh and attended Seneca Valley High School of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. He later attended St. Anne High School in Tecumseh, Ontario while playing in the OHL.