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Predators acquire P.K. Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber

  • FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2016, file photo, Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban (76) watches the action during the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Boston Bruins at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday, June 29, 2016,  by acquiring P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2016, file photo, Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban (76) watches the action during the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Boston Bruins at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday, June 29, 2016, by acquiring P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016, file photo, Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban moves the puck during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia.  The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday, June 29, 2016,  by acquiring P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen .(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016, file photo, Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban moves the puck during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday, June 29, 2016, by acquiring P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen .(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban talks with reporters during an end of season availability at the team training facility in Brossard, Quebec.  The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday, June 29, 2016,  by acquiring P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban talks with reporters during an end of season availability at the team training facility in Brossard, Quebec. The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday, June 29, 2016, by acquiring P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday by acquiring P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen.

Subban won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman in 2013 and had six goals and 45 assists last season before suffering an injury. The offensive-minded, dynamic 27-year-old has 63 goals and 215 assists in 434 career games, all with the Canadiens.

Weber, who turns 31 on Aug. 14, had been with Nashville since the start of his NHL career in 2005. He signed a $110 million, 14-year offer sheet with Philadelphia as a restricted free agent in 2012, but Nashville matched it to keep him. The three-time Norris Trophy finalist was a team captain and had 20 goals and 31 assists last season.