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Per Reports, The Nashville Predators Have Signed Defenseman Yannick Weber

The Preds couldn't not have the name Weber on their roster for too long.

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Per Elliotte Friedman, the Nashville Predators have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Yannick Weber:

The 27-year-old Swiss blue liner has been with the Vancouver Canucks for the past three seasons and had seven assists in in 45 games on a not so good Vancouver team a year ago. He averaged 18:50 of ice time per contest with the Canucks during the 2015-16 campaign. He held a Corsi For percentage of 48.7 percent and it is interesting to note that 56.9 percent of his zone starts came on the offensive zone (per Hockey Reference).

Weber is a right-handed shot and could very well be looking at the left-handed Anthonty Bitetto as his partner on the bottom pairing in Music City.

Weber and the Preds could have pulled off a nice little troll move if he put on the No. 6 sweater for Nashville (and Preds fans could still rock a Shea Weber jersey with no harm) but according to Freidman that won't happen.

More to come when the details are released.