The deal was made official by the Canadiens on Twitter.
“We completed today an important transaction which I am convinced will make the Canadiens a better team,” Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said in a team statement. “It was also one of the most difficult decisions I had to make as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. In Shea Weber, we get a top rated NHL defenceman with tremendous leadership, and a player who will improve our defensive group as well as our power play for many years to come. Shea Weber led all NHL defencemen last season with 14 power play goals. He is a complete rearguard with impressive size and a powerful shot. P.K. Subban is a special and very talented player. He provided the Canadiens organization with strong performances on the ice and generous commitment in the community. I wish him the best of luck with the Predators,”
Subban, 27, has six years remaining on his contract that carries an annual salary cap hit of $9 million. He scored six goals with 45 assists while averaging over 26 minutes of ice time per game in 68 games last season.