Feb 3, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mike Weber (6) during the game against the Florida Panthers at the First Niagara Center. Panthers beat the Sabres 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Mike Weber

Buffalo Sabres fans are a diehard group that love gritty players. Today the Sabres have announced that they have come to terms on an contract extension with Mike Weber. Weber is coming off  a two-year deal that averaged $950,000 per season,. His new contract is said to be worth $1.5 million in each of the next two years and $2 million in 2015-16, according to the Buffalo News.

“He played 42 games in 2012-13, recording one goal, seven points and a plus-3 rating with 70 penalty minutes. He led the Sabres with 92 blocked shots and ranked second on the team with 122 hits. (NHL.com)”

Weber was the Sabres 2nd round pick in the 2006 NHL Draft. He has been in Buffalo for 5 seasons.  For most of his time in a Sabres uniform Weber has been a fill in. However last year his hard work paid off earning him a sport in the regular rotation. With the Sabres in a rebuild, or retool mode Weber is sure to become one of the new leaders of the Blue and Gold.

The Sabres have said they want to get bigger, and more physical; adding Weber to the nightly mix should help with that.  It’s a great thing to have goal scores; it’s another if you cant protect them. Hopefully Weber can help with that.

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