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Unexpected announcement involving Shea Weber and it could be historic

Published April 23, 2024 at 4:32 PM

Here is an interesting piece of news involving the former captain of the Montreal Canadiens, Shea Weber.

It's often forgotten, but not long ago, it was Weber who was the captain and a major pillar of our Habs.

He notably had the time to be a solid mentor for Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, and Cayden Primeau.

Suzuki still talks about him quite often.

Weber, 38 years old, has accumulated 589 career points in the NHL (714 penalty minutes) in 1038 games, and he will certainly have his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Speaking of Weber, my colleague Keven Mawn, via Greg Wyshynski, shared an interesting fact.

With the announcement of the Arizona Coyotes moving to Utah, obviously comes the transfer of players to Utah.

And among these players is none other than Shea Weber!

Shea Weber is on his way to becoming the first player in Utah team history to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

It's an unusual and rather unexpected fact, but he could indeed make history in his own unique way.

Weber is under contract until 2026, having been inactive since 2021 and traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Vegas Golden Knights (for Evgeny Dadonov) and from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Arizona Coyotes (for Dysin Mayo).

Therefore, Weber could technically be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a player from Utah.

Don't be surprised if Weber gets involved with this new organization, as he did with Arizona and Las Vegas (especially at the AHL level).

Although he has not announced his retirement, number 6 will not play another game in the NHL, due to all the injuries he suffered during the 2020-2021 campaign.

We're talking about major injuries to the left foot and ankle, in particular.

It is in this context that the ESPN journalist made the unusual remark:

"I just realized that Shea Weber's contract now belongs to Utah and he could potentially be the first player in franchise history to enter the Hall of Fame."

- Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

It's true that he is not "officially" retired.

Credit: GoNordiques - Encore un rebondissement pour Shea Weber et c'est du jamais-vu
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