Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have recalled defenseman Mike Weber from Rochester (AHL). Weber was Buffalo’s second-round selection (57th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Weber (19 years old, 6-2, 205 lbs.) has three assists in nine games with Rochester this season, and leads the Amerks with 24 PIM’s.
"From Randy (Cunneyworth) and Darcy (Regier), my understanding is that he has been playing a physical game, has been solid defensively, has been a plus player down there," said head coach Lindy Ruff referring to Weber's performance in Rochester. "Right now he's been the guy that they've really liked and really like the way he's played.
"The game we played him up here, we've really like his presence and his composure."
Weber started last season with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, before being dealt to the Barrie Colts at the OHL trade deadline. In a combined 60 games with Windsor and Barrie, Weber posted career highs in goals (6), assists (28) and points (34), along with 172 PIMs. He also contributed six points (0+7) in seven playoff games.