Dale Weise

Hometown:

Winnipeg Manitoba

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-08-05

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Vancouver, 2014

Weight:

206 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2007-08: Weise, now 20 years old, was not drafted in the first year he declared his eligibility for the NHL Entry Draft. However, after completing his third season as a member of the WHL Swift Current Broncos, the Rangers selected him in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Draft. Weise, a late bloomer, progressed each year in the WHL. During the 2007-08 season, the big winger played in all situations, led the Broncos in goals and was tied for the team lead in both power play and shorthanded goals.

The recent draft pick was so impressive in both the 2008 Traverse City Rookie Tournament and the Rangers main training camp that the blueshirts signed him to an Entry-Level contract.

2008-09: Weise had a limited year offensively but was valuable as an energy level agitator in his first pro season with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). Most of Weise's 23 points came in the last two months of the season as he finished with 11 goals and 12 assists and was +8 with 64 PMs in 74 games. Weise appeared in all six playoff games for Hartford, which lost to Worcester in the first round after finishing first in the Atlantic Division. He scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was -2 with 2 PMs in the playoffs.

2009-10: Weise was the third-leading scorer for AHL Hartford in his second pro season. He scored 28 goals with 22 assists and was +8 with 114 PMs in 73 games. The Wolf Pack slipped to sixth in the Atlantic Division and failed to reach the playoffs.

2010-11: Weise made his NHL debut with the Rangers in a limited, energy role and provided offense and physical play for AHL affiliate Connecticut. Weiss played his first game with the Rangers in December and appeared in nine January games. In 10 NHL games he was scoreless and -1 with 19 PMs and averaged 6:30 of ice time per game. In 47 regular season AHL games Weise was second on the team with 18 goals and had 20 assists with a -14 plus/minus and 73 PMs. He skated in 5 of 6 playoff games in the Whale's first round lost to Portland and scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was -2 with 8 PMs. Weise signed a one-year contract with the Rangers in June 2011.

Talent Analysis

Weise is a gritty character winger, who has some offensive upside and good leadership abilities. Although willing to fight to protect teammates, it is not his strength, but Weise is strong on the puck and can provide energy at the NHL level.

Future

While it is unlikely he will contribute offensively at the NHL level at the same rate that he did in junior and minor league hockey, he will likely be counted on to provide a physical presence when teams attempt to intimidate some of the more highly-skilled Montreal players.
 

2008 NHL Draft was huge success for New York Rangers

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Derek Stepan and Michael Del Zotto - New York Rangers

Photo: Derek Stepan (left) and Michael Del Zotto (right) have been key contributors to the New York Rangers. Both skaters were selected in the 2008 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Will Schneekloth/Icon SMI)

In the most successful draft in recent memory, the New York Rangers selected seven players in 2008, including four who are currently playing in the NHL. Two of the four NHL skaters are key players in New York. Of the five 2008 draftees who are no longer with the organization, the Rangers got value in return for two.

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