The Florida Panthers have traded defenseman Mike Weaver to the Montreal Canadiens. In exchange, the Panthers will get a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Weaver, 35, is in the final year of a two-year contract he signed with the Panthers prior to the 2012-13 season. In 55 games this season, Weaver has six assists.
Following the trade Tuesday, Weaver thanked the Panthers on Twitter, saying he was sad to leave, but excited for the opportunity in Montreal.
— Mike Weaver (@mikeweaver_43) March 4, 2014
The Panthers now own nine draft picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, which will be held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
Florida plays Tuesday on the road against the Boston Bruins.