Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Weaver
Mike Weaver was born May 2, 1978 in Bramalea, Ontario. A free agent signing of the Atlanta Thrashers in the summer of 2000, Weaver is a graduate of the CCHA's Michigan State Spartans.

In his four seasons with the Spartans, Weaver finished with 48 points (five goals, 43 assists) and 202 penalty minutes in 163 games. In his senior year at Michigan State, Weaver was named an assistant captain and helped MSU finish with the best team defense in school history (1.52 goals a game) and the best team defense in the CCHA history (1.33) in 1998-99 during his junior year.

The defenseman from Bramalea, Ontario who served as captain for the Team USA at the 2000 North American College Hockey Championships, is a two-time First Team CCHA All-Star, Second Team NCAA West All-American and CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman season for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 campaigns. In 1997-98 Weaver earned honourable mention for the CCHA All-Star Team and was named MSU's Outstanding Rookie for the 1996-97 season, earning honourable mention for the CCHA All-Rookie Team, and named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team as well.

After a standout career at MSU, Weaver joined the IHL's Orlando Solar Bears in 2000-01 and was instrumental the team's Turner Cup championship run before splitting his 2001-02 season with the Thrashers and their AHL affiliate in Chicago. Weaver played in 16 games with the Thrashers in 2001-02 while spending the majority of the season in Chicago leading the Wolves to the 2002 Calder Cup championship. The former Spartan went on to play three seasons in the Thrashers organization before being acquired by the Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 2004.

In his first season with the Kings organization, Weaver appeared in 79 games with the club's AHL affiliate in Manchester due to the NHL lockout. When the league returned to action, Weaver joined the Kings and went on to compete with the club in 92 games over two seasons. After his second season in L.A. Weaver was left unsigned and in the summer of 2007 he opted to sign a two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, just before the start of the season he was placed on waivers and picked up by Vancouver.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Bramalea Blues ON-Jr.A 48 10 39 49 103
1996-97 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 39 0 7 7 46
1997-98 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 44 4 22 26 68
1998-99 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 1 6 7 54
1999-00 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 26 0 7 7 20
2000-01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 68 0 8 8 34 +20 16 0 2 2 8
2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 16 0 1 1 10 0
2001-02 Chicago Wolves AHL 58 2 8 10 67 -9 25 1 3 4 21
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 40 0 5 5 20 -5
2002-03 Chicago Wolves AHL 33 2 2 4 32 +2 9 0 3 3 4
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2003-04 Chicago Wolves AHL 78 3 14 17 89 +21 9 2 2 4 20
2004-05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 79 1 22 23 61 +35 6 0 1 1 0
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 53 0 9 9 14 -3
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 39 3 6 9 16 -4
2006-07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 1 3 4 2 +2
2007-08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 55 0 1 1 33 +1
2008-09 St. Louis Blues NHL 58 0 7 7 12 -3 4 0 0 0 0
2009-10 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 1 9 10 29 +10
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL 82 2 11 13 34 +1
2011-12 Florida Panthers NHL 82 0 16 16 14 -2 7 1 0 1 0
2012-13 Florida Panthers NHL 27 1 8 9 8 -3
2013-14 Florida Panthers NHL 55 0 6 6 23 -9
2013-14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 17 1 6 7 8 +9 17 1 3 4 14
2014-15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 31 0 4 4 6 0
NHL Totals 633 8 89 97 227 28 2 3 5 14


OPJHL Defenseman of the Year (1996)
CCHA All-Tournament Team (1997)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1999, 2000)
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman Award (1999, 2000)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1999, 2000)
Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, June 15, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 8, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Pittsburgh, October 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 10, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 3, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Florida for Montreal's 5th round pick (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Ryan Pilon) in 2015 NHL Draft, March 4, 2014. Missed majority of 2014-15 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, October 5, 2015.
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