MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens shored up their back end by acquiring veteran defenceman Mike Weaver from the Florida Panthers for a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. Carolina Hurricanes Gear . Weaver, 35, has six assists in 55 games this season but is more known for his defensive prowess. In the past, Weaver has been considered something of a specialist against Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. "If I stay out of the paper, Im doing my job," he said jokingly, as quoted by the Canadiens official website. "Im not a guy whos going to score a lot of points but I do the little things like block shots and penalty killing is my specialty. Id rather block a shot than score a goal so I guess you could say Im a goalies best friend back there." As the Panthers make moves for next season and beyond, general manager Dale Tallon was more than willing to give Weaver a shot to go to the Canadiens. "Were just looking to the future. Montreal was in need of a solid defensive defenceman, and we felt that it was a good thing for Mike Weaver to get into the playoff picture and have a good opportunity to win with Montreal," Tallon said on a conference call Tuesday night. "Hes a great warrior, played his rear end off for us every night, blocked, shots, killed penalties, so I wish him well." Weaver has played in 585 career NHL games with the Panthers, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and St. Louis Blues. This is the first time he has been traded. Its the second year in a row the Habs went for defensive depth at the blue-line. They traded a fifth-rounder last year to the Kings for Davis Drewiskie, who played nine games for Montreal to finish out the 2013 season. Weaver is in the final season of a US$2.2-million, two-year deal. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent July 1. Carolina Hurricanes Store . - A mixed martial arts fighter who changed his name to War Machine was ordered Friday to stand trial in Nevada state court on 34 felony charges including attempted murder, sexual assault and kidnapping that could get him life in prison for allegedly attacking his porn star ex-girlfriend and her friend. Carolina Hurricanes Pro Shop . LOUIS -- The St. https://www.cheaphurricanes.com/ . - Alex Dostie scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Gatineau Olympiques to a 5-3 victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Sunday.Canadas greatest showing at a Grand Slam was a record-breaker for TSN, as historic performances from homegrown tennis stars Genie Bouchard and Milos Raonic catapulted the tournament to the most-watched Wimbldeon on record – highlighted by the most-watched mens and womens finals ever.* Overall, more than 10 million Canadians watched some part of this years Wimbldeon on TSN and RDS. "Genie and Milos have inspired a nation – and the best part is that theyre just getting started," said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. "With their brilliant performances at this years Wimbldeon, along with a phenomenal championship title from Vasek Pospisil, we join all of Canada in anticipation of what they will do next. Its a new era for Canadian tennis and we couldnt be prouder to showcase their Grand Slam performances on TSN." Overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that Bouchards match against Petra Kvitova in Saturdays womens final drew an average audience of 1.8 million viewers to TSN and RDS – making it the most-watched Wimbldeon womens final on record. Overall, 3.6 million unique viewers tuned in to watch Bouchard become the first Canadian singles player to compete in a Grand Slam final, wiith audiences peaking at 1. Hurricanes Jerseys 2020. million viewers in the last few minutes of the match. Sundays epic mens final that saw Novak Djokovic defeat seven-time Wimbldeon champion Roger Federer in a five-set instant classic attracted an average audience of 823,000 viewers to TSN and RDS and a reach of 3.8 million unique viewers – making it the most-watched Wimbldeon mens final on record. On Friday, Raonic reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career, attracting an average audience of 766,000 viewers to TSN and RDS for his battle against Federer. The Raonic-Federer match reached 2.4 million unique viewers and peaked at 1.1 million viewers as Federer served for the win. Canadas Vasek Pospisil and his partner Jack Sock of the U.S.A. – an unseeded duo playing together for the first time – won the Wimbldeon mens doubles title over defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan in a match that drew an average audience of 319,000 to TSN and RDS and a reach of 2.2 million unique viewers. *For electronic measurement data that dates back to 1994. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. Source: BBM Canada ' ' '