The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have signed defenseman Yannick Weber to a one-year contract. See below for the official press release.
Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Yannick Weber to a One-Year Contract
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Yannick Weber to a one-year contract. The two-way contract will run through the 2020-21 season and is worth $700,000 at the NHL level.
Weber, 32, has played in parts of 12 seasons in the NHL split between Montreal, Vancouver and Nashville. Most recently, Weber spent the previous four seasons with the Predators from 2016-20. Last season, he recorded one goal, two assists and three points in 41 games.
The defenseman has recorded 28 goals, 66 assists and 94 points in 497 career games, including 12 power-play goals and five game-winning goals. Weber set career highs with 11 goals and 21 points in 2014-15 with Vancouver, while recording a career-high 14 assists in 2011-12 with Montreal.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound defenseman has also skated in 42 career NHL playoff games, tallying four goals, two assists and six points.
Weber has also played in 155 career AHL games, split between Utica and Hamilton, recording 33 goals, 62 assists and 95 points with a plus-17.
Weber was originally drafted by Montreal in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft.
Prior to turning professional, the defenseman played two seasons of junior hockey with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League from 2006-08. In 110 OHL games, he recorded 33 goals, 63 assists and 96 points. Weber helped his team to an OHL championship in 2008 with 17 points (4G-13A) in 17 playoff games.
A native of Morges, SUI, Weber has represented his country on multiple occasions in his career. He played for Switzerland at the 2006, ‘07 and ’08 World Junior Championships, captaining the team in his final tournament. Weber also represented Switzerland at the 2010 and ’14 Olympics and the ‘09, ’14, ’16 and ’19 World Championships.
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