After nearly making the team a season ago, Timo Meier looks to secure a roster spot in San Jose this fall.
With the San Jose Sharks wrapping up their annual development camp, all eyes were going to be on forward Timo Meier who is widely considered as team teal’s top prospect.
Well, on Tuesday afternoon, Meier didn’t disappoint.
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Meier was the best player on the ice as San Jose’s top prospects hit the ice at Sharks Ice as Team Ricci scored a 7-6 overtime victory over Team Marchment.
He put on a clinic for everyone in attendance as to why the Sharks selected him ninth overall in the 2015 NHL Draft even though he ended up on the short end of the outcome.
Meier was oustanding in recording a hat trick and an assist as he factored in four of the six goals for his team.
Highlighting his afternoon was this penalty shot that displayed the patience and hands of a top-notch prospect:
His performance was exactly what Sharks fans and management wanted to see as he seized the opportunity in front of him.
Meier’s size and speed is why he would be a perfect fit in San Jose next year as team teal looks to contend for the Stanley Cup once again.
The 19-year-old Meier already possesses an NHL-frame at six-feet and more than 210 pounds. He should be able to handle some of the more physical competition the Sharks will face against teams like the Kings, Ducks and Blues.
He can play anywhere up-and-down the lineup, and with the depth San Jose built in their forward ranks, he wouldn’t have the pressure to produce right away for the Sharks.
During the past two seasons in junior hockey, Meier was simply dominant in registering 90 points (44 goals, 46 assists) in 2014-15 and backing that up with a combined 87 points (34 goals, 53 assists) last year.
Those are some big-time numbers and shows that he has the ability to develop into an offensive playmaker in San Jose.
Now there’s certainly no guarantee that Meier will be with the Sharks to kick off the 2016-17 campaign, but at this point, I would be surprised if he wasn’t at the NHL level.
He will have to continue to prove himself during training camp, but again, he has all the makings of a very good NHL forward. He put those skills on display in dominating San Jose’s development camp and now he has his eyes set on making the Sharks when October rolls around.