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Shea Weber Captain of Montreal Canadiens – The Montreal Canadiens announced today that defenseman Shea Weber has been appointed the 30th captain in franchise history. The decision was made by the club’s hockey management. Shea Weber is preparing for his 14th NHL season in 2018-19, his third with the Canadiens. He was an alternate captain in his first two seasons with Montreal.

The native of Sicamous, British Columbia, is the 25th Canadian-born player to captain the Canadiens, and the first since Vincent Damphousse (1996 – 1999). Shea Weber is also the first defenseman since Chris Chelios (co-captain with Guy Carbonneau in 1989-90) to assume the team’s captaincy, the 11th in team history.

Since making his debut in the NHL in 2005-06 with the Nashville Predators, Weber has recorded 189 goals in 867 games. He enjoyed three 20-plus goal seasons, including a personal-high 23 goals in 2008-09 and 2013-14. He twice led all NHL defensemen in goals in 2011-12 and 2013-14. An alternate captain with the Predators in 2009- 10, he was named captain of the team in 2010-11, and served until 2015-16. As far as individual honours are concerned, he was the 2016 recipient of the Mark Messier Leadership Award presented by the NHL to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team on and off the ice during the regular season. He has participated in six NHL All-Star Games and twice was named to the NHL’s First and Second All-Star Teams. A product of the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, Weber helped his team take part in three consecutive Memorial Cup championships (2003 to 2005; alternate captain in 2005), winning the coveted trophy in 2004.

Weber, 33, also represented his country on the international stage, namely the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games (in Vancouver and Sochi respectively; alternate captain at the latter), earning gold on both occasions. He also wore Canada’s colors at the World Championship in 2007 (gold medal) and 2009 (silver medal; alternate captain), at the World Junior Hockey Championship (2005, gold medal), as well as at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 (gold medal; alternate captain).

CANADIENS ALL-TIME TEAM CAPTAINS

 

29th Max Pacioretty2015 – 201815th Doug Harvey1960 – 1961
28th Brian Gionta2010 – 201414th Maurice Richard1956 – 1960
27th Saku Koivu1999 – 200913th Émile Bouchard1948 – 1956
26th Vince Damphousse1996 – 199912th Bill Durnan1948
25th Pierre Turgeon1995 – 199611th Toe Blake1940 – 1948
24th Mike Keane(1995)10th Walter Buswell1939 – 1940
23rd Kirk Muller1994 – 19959th Albert Siebert1936 – 1939
22nd Guy Carbonneau1989 – 19948th Sylvio Mantha1933 – 1936; 1926 – 1932
21st Chris Chelios1989 – 19907th George Hainsworth1932 – 1933
20th Bob Gainey1981 – 19896th Bill Coutu1925 – 1926
19th Serge Savard1979 – 19815th Sprague Cleghorn1922 – 1925
18th Yvan Cournoyer1975 – 19794th Newsy Lalonde1916 – 1922; 1912 – 1913; 1910 – 1911
17th Henri Richard1971 – 19753rd Howard McNamara1915 – 1916
16th Jean Béliveau1961 – 19712nd Jimmy Gardner1913 – 1915
  1st Jack Laviolette

1909 – 1910; 1911 – 1912

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