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Sharks sign first-round pick Meier to contract

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Right wing Timo Meier, selected by the San Jose Sharks with the ninth pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday.

Meier led the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in goals (44) and finished second in points (90) in 61 games. He had a Mooseheads-record 23 power-play goals and led the QMJHL with 10 game-winning goals.

"Timo is a dynamic forward who has outstanding finishing skills," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "His big, pro frame allows him to be successful in all three zones, and his high hockey IQ has already become evident at our prospects development camp. We look forward to watching his continued development."

Meier was named the QMJHL's best professional prospect at its annual Golden Puck Awards.

"Timo is an accomplished goal-scorer who had an excellent season in Halifax last year," director of scouting Tim Burke said at the NHL Draft. "A strong body, good skater, and versatile player; we were very excited to take him with the ninth overall pick."

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