Former Komet Weekes, yet another well-spoken goaltender, posted a 7-5-0 record with a 2.42 GAA in 16 games with the New Jersey Devils last season.
Born of Barbadian descent, the 34-year-old native of Scarborough, Ont., proudly wears the Barbados flag on the back of his goalie mask as a tribute to his roots.
He is also one of the NHL's most community-minded and charitable players.
Weekes is 105-163-6 with a 2.88 GAA and 19 shutouts in 348 NHL games (317 starts) with the Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, Rangers and Devils.
Still listed as an unrestricted free agent, he provided thoughtful analysis on the NHL Network during last spring's Stanley Cup playoffs.