2005-06: He scored five goals and added 21 assists in 68 games this year as he became a real go-to guy for the Spitfires.
Weber surprised a lot of people winning the hardest shot in the Top Prospects Skills competition. The native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania played against the opponents best players often and paired with Mitch Maunu. They proved to be one of the most physical twosomes in the league.
Read HF’s interview with Mike Weber.
2006-07: This was Weber’s final OHL season. He returned to his old standby, Windsor, for 30 games (3g+16a) at the beginning of the season, but a move brought him to Barrie, where he tallied another three goals and 15 pointes in 30 games. He ended the season with a combined 172 penalty minutes.
2007-08: In his first pro season, the defenseman netted a goal and 14 points in 59 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL); his most impressive stat was his 178 penalty minutes. He was awarded as the 2008 Amerks’ Man of the Year despite several suspensions this season. He was also called up to an injury plagued Sabres team for 16 games, where he tallied three helpers.
2008-09: Weber saw more AHL and NHL ice-time this season, but spent the majority of it with Portland. In 42 games with the Pirates, he netted a goal and eight points, racking up 94 penalty minutes in the process. He also saw seven games with the Sabres, who continued to have injury trouble at the blueline.
2009-10: Weber would spend the entire year with Portland, putting together a 21 point season for the AHL club. The tough defender would also rack up 153 penalty minutes in his 80 games.
Talent AnalysisA tough, defensive-minded player that can make the long pass out of his own zone. He has a hard shot and takes pride in finishing his checks. He has improved his offensive game to a respectable level, and did not look out of place in a scattering of NHL games last season.
Should make a strong push for a roster spot with the Sabres in 2010-11.