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Monday, June 23, 2008
Ellis signs two-year, $3.5M deal; Weber inks three-year, $13.5M contract

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators signed goalie Dan Ellis and defenseman Shea Weber on Monday.

The team announced that Ellis signed a $3.5 million, two-year deal. Weber signed for three years and $13.5 million.

Ellis, who led the league in save percentage with .924, will likely be teamed up with prospect Pekka Rinne in training camp. The 28-year-old goalie was signed as a free agent last July and was a key part in Nashville's late-season run to clinch a fourth consecutive playoff berth.

In the 2007-08 season, Weber established a career high in average time on ice with 19:29. He also tied personal bests in shots with 152 and game-winning goals with two. He missed 28 games because of injury.

In 161 career NHL games, the 23-year-old Weber has amassed 70 points and 161 penalty minutes.