It’s no longer December but we’re all still recovering from our various food induced comas over the holiday break. Why not sit back and do what Sabres fans do best, look toward the future.
I mentioned it was December because Mike Weber turned 23 on December 16th and it looks like he can celebrate that birthday as a honest-to-goodness NHL defenseman.
Weber entered the season as the 8th defenseman on the depth chart, but has leapfrogged Chris Butler, Craig Rivet and very likely Shaone Morrisonn as well. In the process he has proved himself capable of being a top-6 NHL defenseman.
Weber’s journey to the Sabres’ roster is an interesting one. Taken in the 2nd round (57th overall) of the 2006 NHL entry draft, the Sabres hadn’t intended to select Weber in the early rounds of the draft. It was Weber’s draft combine interview that moved him up the draft board.
Weber is the type of defenseman any team would love to have in their organization. He’s a very bright kid and knows exactly what it takes to make the NHL. Weber has impressed coaching staffs and scouts with his work ethic and willingness to improve.
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