Canadiens Name Weber Team Captain

The Montreal Canadiens have named Shea Weber the 30th captain in franchise history.

Weber, acquired in 2016 from Nashville for P.K. Subban, served as captain of the Predators from 2010-2016.

He is the first Canadian-born player to wear the "C" for he Canadiens since Vincent Damphousse (1996 - 1999) and 25th overall.

The 33-year-old was limited to just 26 games last season due to a foot injury and has already been ruled out for the first two months of this season due to off-season knee surgery.

He had six goals and 16 points in those 26 games last season, posting a career-worst minus-8 rating. Weber has has eight years remaining on his contract at a $7.8 million cap hit.

Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher will serve as the team's alternate captains this season.


— with files from TSN and The Canadian Press