2008-09: Even though he saw his season limited to just 32 games on one of the worst teams in the WHL, Phoenix still saw something in Justin Weller enough to pick him up in the fourth round.
2009-10: Weller appeared in 71 games for the Red Deer Rebels, putting up 2 goals and 7 assists. The defender also added 88 PIMs to go with his -4 rating. In the playoffs Weller picked up 1 assist in 4 games.
2010-11: Weller was a standout stay-at-home defensemen in his fourth WHL season playing for the Red Deer Rebels. Weller chipped in with career highs in goals (4) and assists (13) and was +24 with 104 PMs (one of five Rebels to break the 100 PM mark). Red Deer had the WHL's second-best record and reached the second round of the playoffs. In nine playoff games Weller scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was -5 with 10 PMs.
2011-12: Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Phoenix in June 2011, Weller returned to Red Deer for an overage season with the Rebels. The top defensive defenseman for Red Deer, Weller suffered a season-ending wrist injury in January. In 39 games he was plus-17 with 43 penalty minutes and scored 3 goals with 8 assists. Weller's injury was one of several injuries to key players for the hard-luck Rebels; who missed the WHL playoffs after finishing fifth in the Central Division.
Weller is a defensive defenseman who brings a physical element as well as playing a smart and efficient game in his own zone. He is a mobile skater with improving offensive skills and strong leadership qualities.
Weller will make his pro debut this year and should become a reliable defensive presence on the blueline in Portland.