Shea Weber and Colin Campbell inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Shea Weber (Sean Russell. Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Shea Weber of Sicamous, British Columbia and former National Hockey League Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell of Tillsonburg, Ontario are being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame according to Josh Erickson of Pro Hockey Rumors on Tuesday. Weber played 16 NHL seasons with the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens. He was with the Predators from 2005 to 2016, and with the Canadiens from 2016 to 2021.

In 1038 NHL regular season games, Weber, a defenseman, had 224 goals and 365 assists for 589 points. He was a +79 with 714 penalty minutes, 239 power-play points, 11 shorthanded points, 35 game-winning goals, and 2765 shots on goal.

During the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Weber had 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points in 97 games. He was a -1 with 106 penalty minutes, eight power-play goals, three game-winning goals, and 227 shots on goal.

Weber played in seven NHL All-Star Games. He represented the Predators in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. Weber also represented the Canadiens in 2017 and 2020. He was also on the NHL’s First All-Star Team in 2010-11, and 2011-12.

On the international level, Weber won two Olympic gold medals (2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi), a gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships (2005 in Grand Forks, North Dakota), a gold medal at the World Hockey Championships (2007 in Moscow), and a gold medal at the World Cup (2016 in Toronto). At the junior level, Weber also won a Memorial Cup with the Kelowna Rockets in 2004.

Campbell chaired a committee that was responsible for several NHL rule changes in 2006. They included shootouts, a penalty for shooting the puck over the glass, and no line change allowed by a team that ices the puck.

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