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Yannick Weber signs a one-way deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

Our newest Canuck.
Our newest Canuck.
Joel Auerbach

Just reported on the Twitter:


Yannick Weber

#68 / Montreal Canadiens

5-11

193

Sep 23, 1988


Although last year's stats are depressing, he did play 60 games the season before with the Habs, as well as 32 games with Geneve-Servette HC during the lockout.

This is finally the kind of signing we've been expecting, considering Vancouver's cap situation.

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Update: From EOTP:

It will be interesting to see if another team takes a shot with Weber, who has put up 32 points in 115 NHL games while playing very limited minutes. He could be a cheap option for someone's powerplay and, at 25, there's still a bit of room for him to improve overall as a defenseman.

Can he play Top-6 minutes? It's tough to know, but there were times over the last few years where Weber did not look out of place. Good luck to him in the future.

In his best season with the Habs, he lead their blueline in OZone% at evens and his 2.76 PP TOI would have been second only to Alex Edler last season. He saw some very soft minutes in 2012 as well, so a sheltered third pairing option is likely. Look for Vancouver to try out his right handed shot on the PP. Low risk / high reward type pick on a one-way deal is about as good as it's going to get for Vancouver right now.

You're gonna love who Weber scored his first NHL goal against:

Oh look! Another one: