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Shea Weber Named One of NHL's Three Stars for October

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Predators defenseman Shea Weber was named the NHL's Third Star for the month of October. Weber is the second player in team history to earn NHL Player of the Month recognition, joining J.P. Dumont who was the NHL's Second Star for January 2008. The Predators have had several players earn weekly recognition from the NHL.

Weber led all NHL defensemen in scoring with 11 points (four goals, seven assists) and posted a +5 rating in 10 games, helping the Predators to a 5-4-1 record. He set career individual game highs with three assists, four points and a +5 rating in a 6-3 victory over Columbus Oct. 18 and tallied the game-winning goal, an assist and a +2 rating in a 3-1 victory over Edmonton Oct. 30. Weber also has earned a dramatic increase in ice time, going from a career-high 19:30 per-game average last season to 24:24 in 2008-09, including a season-high 28:46 in a 3-1 victory over Dallas Oct. 11.

Washington forward Alexander Semin was named the First Star and NY Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was named the Second Star.

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