Canadiens honor Weber for 1,000th career game


It was a grand night for Shea Weber.

The Montreal Canadiens captain was celebrated on Thursday for playing his 1,000th career game earlier this week.

Even with no fans in the stands, which made for a humorous situation on Tuesday when Weber waved to the empty seats at Bell Centre, the defenseman was treated to a first-class night.

The Canadiens played an in-depth tribute video featuring New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz, his former coach with the Nashville Predators and former teammates like goalie Pekka Rinne, current Predators captain Roman Josi and many more.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Proud of you, captain.#Shea1000

Many of his current teammates paid tribute to their captain as well for reaching the milestone. Alternate captains Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron presented Weber with a commemorative silver hockey stick, as is tradition for reaching 1,000 games.

Weber was also given a commissioned painting of shots from his career in front of his wife, Bailey and three children Beckett, Kenley and Maddix.

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