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.
Per Elliotte Friedman, the Nashville Predators have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Yannick Weber:
Yannick Weber does go to NASH...I'm told he will not wear number 6. I can see this will disappoint those in my mentions.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2016
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.