The 25 year-old forward suited up for 17 games in the regular season with Montreal after he was traded in a deal that sent former d-man Raphael Diaz to the Canucks. Weise had 7 points and registered 40 hits in 16 playoff games this spring. He was set to become an RFA on July 1st.
The signing comes after much anticipation over the past couple of days. Weise was happily received by Canadiens fans upon his arrival in Montreal. His grit and toughness adds an edge to Michel Therrien’s lineup that has been sought out over the past couple of years. He averaged over 10 minutes per game in the postseason under his head coach. His biggest moment was when he scored the game-winning goal in overtime of game 1 of the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He also scored the game winner in game 3 of the second round series against the Boston Bruins.
Weise being here for the next two years will bring consistency to the fourth line – something the Canadiens lacked last season. He has demonstrated his versatility and we have seen flashes of offensive skill from the 4th year NHLer. He his a gritty, hard-hitting forward who brings a lot of character to the team. Weise has been nothing but good news in Montreal from day one. Well done Marc Bergevin.
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