According to his hometown newspaper, the Berner Zeitung, Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber is on the verge of signing a two year – one way contract with the Canadiens. If true, it means the Canadiens have no plans to send Weber to Hamilton next season. If unsigned Weber would become a restricted free agent on July first. Last season he played forty-four games with the Canadiens splitting time between defense and forward.
Weber will be signing his second contract with the Canadiens. Upon graduation from Kitchener of the OHL, he inked a three year two-way contract that paid hime 65,000 dollars annually in the American Hockey League and 875,000 dollars including bonuses on a pro-rated basis, when he played for the Canadiens.
The Canadiens have three Swiss-born players under contract, including the recently signed defenseman Rafael Diaz and forward Alain Berger. Hamilton goaltender Robert Mayer is a Swiss citizen, although born in the Czech Republic.