The third annual Every Goal series will run through the remainder of the summer, remembering every goal scored by the Canucks, player by player. Today, we take a look at Dale “The Piece” Weise.
Dale Weise scored 25 goals in 2012-13, making him far and away the most prolific goal scorer in the Canucks’ locker room. Granted, 22 of those goals were scored over the course of 19 games in the Dutch League. But this is a minor detail.
Weise had his moments stateside as well, scoring a huge game-winner against the Nashville Predators (against whom he’s always good, for whatever reason), finishing off one of the prettiest passing plays of the year, and also there was a third goal. Let’s take a look at Weise’s NHL output in 2012-13.
After Max Lapierre throws the puck on Pekka Rinne in the hopes that something, anything will happen late in one of the most boring games of the year, something does happen: the puck never reaches Rinne, instead trickling out to Dale Weise at the side of the goal. He bangs it home for his first of the year.
Jordan Schroeder gives us one of the prettiest setups of the season, burning into the St. Louis end before cutting into the middle then swivelling, drawing everyone to him, then finding Weise streaking down the wing. A smooth pass deserves a smooth finish, and Weise does exactly that, lacquering the puck past Jake Allen. Bonus footage: keep your eyes peeled for the Zack Kassian lookalike celebrating by the glass.
Weise gets the redirection on this Jason Garrison slapshot, tipping it past Miikka Kiprusoff to double the Canucks’ lead. But the real star of this clip is Max Lapierre’s one-hopper saucer pass that slides right inside Garrison’s back skate, setting him up perfectly for a release.Tags: dale weise, Every Goal, Every Goal 2012-13