03/04/2014 01:19 EST | Updated 05/04/2014 05:59 EDT

Canadiens acquire defenceman Mike Weaver

The Montreal Canadiens made a minor deal a day ahead of the NHL trade deadline on Tuesday, acquiring veteran blue-liner Mike Weaver.

Weaver, 35, comes from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2015 NHL draft.

Weaver has seven goals, 79 assists and 213 penalty minutes in 586 career regular season games. He was in his fourth season with the Panthers, with previous stops in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Vancouver and St. Louis.

Undrafted after playing collegiately at Michigan State, Weaver is an experienced shot blocker and penalty killer.