Weise epitomizes the term "role player." Indeed, he can fill just about any forward spot on any team he plays for, and has done so over the course of his career. He has speed, size, grit and a knack for scoring in the clutch, but has most often been a checking-line player.
Weise was selected by the New York Rangers in the fourth round (No. 111) in the 2008 NHL Draft after playing three seasons for Swift Current of the Western Hockey League, but only appeared in 10 games for the Rangers, all during the 2010-11 season (he made his NHL debut Dec. 18, 2010, against the Philadelphia Flyers).