Weight, a center from Warren, Michigan, became an elite playmaker who had his best NHL seasons with the Edmonton Oilers in the 1990s before winning the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. He also helped the United States win the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996.
The New York Rangers selected Weight in the second round (No. 34) of the 1990 NHL Draft after his first of two seasons at Lake Superior State. He turned pro after the 1990-91 season and made his NHL debut with the Rangers on April 13, 1991, in a Stanley Cup Playoff game against the Washington Capitals.