Timo Meier
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Timo Meier

Hometown:

Baden Switzerland

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-10-08

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

1st Round (9th Overall), 2015

Weight:

209 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Timo Meier skated for the Pikes Oberthurgau U17 team in Switzerland as a 14-year-old — splitting the year between the club’s U17 and U15 teams. He scored 7 goals with 2 assists and 8 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games with the U17 club and had no points with 2 penalty minutes in two relegation playoff games.

2011-12: Meier appeared in his first men’s games with Pikes Oberthurgau’s lower division second team and was the second-leading scorer for the club’s U17 team in the Elite Novizen regular season. He scored 2 goals with 2 assists in his only game with the men’s team. Meier led the club’s U17 team with 23 goals and had 23 assists in 29 Elite Novizen regular season games, finishing one point behind Jan Vogel for the team lead. Meier scored 10 goals with 6 assists and 8 penalty minutes in 10 relegation games as Pikes Oberthurgau avoided being demoted.

2012-13: Meier joined Rapperswil-Jona — skating for the Lakers U20 team in Switzerland’s top division — and represented Switzerland in the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. He scored 13 goals with 17 assists and 56 penalty minutes in 33 regular season games as Rapperswil finished 12th in the regular season, avoiding demotion in the relegation playoffs. Meier scored 3 goals with 5 assists and 2 penalty minutes in six relegation games. He played 12 games with the Rapperswill U17 team, including two playoff games, scoring 12 goals with 19 assists and 2 penalty minutes. Meier had no points nor penalties in two games for Switzerland at the U18 WJC. He was selected by Halifax in the first round (12th overall) in the 2013 CHL Import Draft.

2013-14: Meier represented Switzerland in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before joining the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads for his first season in North America. He scored 17 goals with 17 assists and was +10 with 48 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. The Mooseheads finished first in the Maritimes Division and lost to eventual league champion Val d’Or in the playoff semifinals. Meier scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was +1 with 8 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games. He had an even plus/minus with 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes in four games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament.

2014-15: Meier was the second-leading scorer for Halifax behind Winnipeg Jets’ prospect Nikolaj Ehlers in his second season with the Mooseheads and played for the Switzerland U20 team in the 2015 World Junior Championship. He score 44 goals with 46 assists and was +20 with 59 penalty minutes in 61 regular season games. Halifax finished fourth in the Maritimes Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Meier scored 10 goals with 11 assists and was +1 with 18 penalty minutes in 14 playoff games. He scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes in six games for Switzerland at the WJC. Meier played for Team Orr in the 2015 CHL Top Prospects Game and was ranked 10th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. He was selected by San Jose in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. Meier signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sharks in July 2015.

Talent Analysis
A big and strong forward who can skate, Meier was one of the more improved forwards in the QMJHL over the course of the 2014-15 season. He is already 6’1” and over 200 pounds, and he takes full advantage of that size by using it to get to the net and clear out space for both himself and his teammates effectively. He’s at his best when playing along the boards in the offensive zone, utilizing the cycle game. He is also a big game player, having looked his best at the BMO Top Prospects game in 2014-15, a year in which he also finished second in the CHL with 10 game-winning goals.
Future

Meier signed an entry-level deal with San Jose in July 2015 and will compete for a spot in training camp before likely returning to Halifax for his third QMJHL season in 2015-16. He is also expected to skate for Switzerland in the 2016 World Juniors in Finland. Long-term his package of skill, determination and size suggests he can be a consistent scoring power forward at the NHL level.

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