Timo Meier
Image: CHL Images

Timo Meier


Baden Switzerland

Currently Playing In:






Eligible for draft:









1st Round (9th Overall), 2015


209 lbs.

<<<<<<< Updated upstream

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.

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.

2016 Memorial Cup Preview: Star-studded group of prospects go head-to-head in Red Deer

by Chris Roberts
Mitchell Marner - London Knights; Francis Perron - Rouyn-Noranda Huskies; Nolan Patrick - Brandon Wheat Kings; Adam Helewka - Red Deer Rebels - 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup

Photo: The 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup will feature a number of top NHL prospects, including Mitch Marner of the London Knights, Francis Perron on the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings, and Adam Helewka of the Red Deer Rebels (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images, Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images, and Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)



The stars will be out at the 98th Memorial Cup, and it is expected that the ratings will reflect that. Between the four teams participating, there will be 26 NHL-drafted prospects present in Red Deer for the year-end tournament of champions. Read more»

San Jose Sharks prospects awarded for progress this season

by Craig Fischer
Alex Schoenborn - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks prospect Alex Schoenborn finished second on the Winterhawks in scoring and earned an entry-level contract (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)



2015-16 was a strong development season for many of the San Jose Sharks’ best prospects. Up front the Sharks look to have a few more top-six potential players in their midst than previously thought, and on the back end the team looks poised to continue its steady stream of mobile, puck-moving, bottom-pairing defenders. In net there are still major questions, but with the confident play of Martin Jones up in San Jose, the organization can manage to take its time. Collectively it was a great season for the Sharks prospects.

Read more»

HF NHL Prospect of the Month, March, 2016: Meier, Huskies roll into second round of QMJHL playoffs

by Chris Roberts
Timo Meier - HF NHL Prospect of the Month, March, 2016

Photo: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward and San Jose Sharks prospect Timo Meier, shown here competing for his home country of Switzerland, has helped take the Huskies to another level since he was acquired from Halifax in January of 2016 (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)



Heading into the CHL playoffs, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies locked down the number one seed in the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings, ahead of OHL powerhouses the Erie Otters and London Knights. The Huskies finished the regular season leading the QMJHL with a record of 52-9-3-2; they were a consistently strong team all season long, but bolstered their potent lineup with a few transactions prior to the league’s trade deadline. Read more»

Timo Meier still leads the San Jose Sharks Top 20 prospects

by Craig Fischer
Timo Meier - San Jose Sharks

Photo: The top San Jose Sharks prospect is still Timo Meier, but finding the right linemates for the Swiss dynamo will be crucial to getting the best out of him (courtesy of Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)



The San Jose Sharks prospect pool is quite possibly the deepest it has ever been. With a lack of high picks on the horizon, it might just be the deepest it will be for a while. Then again, the Sharks organization has a propensity to find hidden gems in the later rounds of the draft, especially considering ten of the players listed on this top 20 list were drafted in the 4th round or later (and that’s not even including the three free agent signings).

Read more»

2016 WJC Review: Switzerland avoids relegation but not disappointing showing

by Chapin Landvogt
Julien Privet, Dario Meyer and Marco Forrer - Team Switzerland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Switzerland players Julien Privet, Dario Meyer and Marco Forrer celebrate a goal early in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, but the team had little to celebrate overall aside from avoiding relegation (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)



For Team Switzerland, much about the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship makes it a tournament to forget. After a disappointing 2015 tournament, which culminated in a quick dismantling of Team Germany in the relegation round in order to remain in the world’s top class, Switzerland headed into this tournament with a world of possibilities, throwing together a roster featuring a good handful of NHL Draft picks and several lines worth of players already playing pro in Switzerland. Read more»