Josh Meyers

Hometown:

Alexandria Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-12-07

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2004-05: Sioux City’s top scoring defenseman with 32 points while anchoring their powerplay. Scored 9 points in 13 playoff games. Will move on to college hockey where he will skate alongside fellow Kings prospect Mike Curry at Minnesota-Duluth.

7th round (206th overall), 2005 by LA

2005-06: Meyers had a relatively impressive freshman season with Minnesota-Duluth. His 10 points were third on the team amongst defensemen despite playing in only 27 games. Meyers had his first multi-point game of his career, registering two assists versus Minnesota St. on January 27th. The Bulldogs experienced a terrible season, but return all six starting defensemen, for which Meyers will be in the mix to earn increased ice time.

2006-07: As the top goal scoring defenseman on Minnesota-Duluth, Meyers took a significant step forward in his development.  He would finish his sophmore season with with 11 goals, 13 assists and 24 points in 37 games and was one of the most feared powerplay threats on the blueline in college hockey.  Meyers will see even more icetime next season for the Bulldogs.

2007-08: Meyers again led all defensemen in points for Minnesota-Duluth , but as the Bulldogs struggled tremendously to score as a team, so did Meyers’ production.  His 14 points were far off his totals as a sophomore, including a drastic drop in his powerplay production, an aspect that he had been noted for in prior seasons.  His penalty minutes increased to a collegiate career high as the team’s lack of production frustrated the team as a whole.

Talent Analysis
Meyers is a defenseman that can play on both the offensive and defensive sides of the rink, but he's not likely to ever be a point producer or a shut-down defender. Meyers is sound positionally and able to move the puck when called upon to contribute some offense in the right situations with a hard shot from the point. Meyers has a knack for being in the right place at the right time and rarely gets beat on a play, although only average in defensive skills.