Timo (Breakout) Time
At 22 years old the power forward in his 3rd season proved that he should be be considered as one of the league’s best play drivers. Lined up with Logan Couture for most of the 2018 – 2019 campaign, Timo Meier ended the year with 30 goals and 66 total points averaging 16:58 in ice time over the course of 78 games.
The most impressive thing about Timo’s stellar year was that he most of his damage at 5v5. At years end Meier was surrounded by some impressive company finishing near the top of just about every offensive statistical category they track.
The dynamic winger finished in the top 25 in total points, top 20 in goals scored, and top ten in total shots at 5v5 while also matching up against the opposing teams best competition.
Timo was a man wrecking crew who used his strong edges and wide frame to shield the puck from opposing defenses allowing him to trek it into the dangerous areas of the ice. Not only is he proficient at possessing the puck his powerful shot makes thing difficult for netminders. This skill set can be represented by his impressive 19.84 ixG at 5v5 finishing only behind Brendan Gallagher and John Tavares, per naturalstattrick.
Last year didn’t really come as a surprise to most who have been tracking Timo’s career progress. But now with an open spot on the Sharks historically lethal power play Meier has a chance of pushing his career to new heights. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Timo can reach point per game potential and become regarded as one of if not the best power forwards in the league.