SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Timo Meier (@MeierTimo) to a four-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Timo is one of only a few young, dominant power forwards in the NHL and we're extremely pleased that he stepped forward to make this commitment to the Sharks," said Wilson. "Timo has elevated himself into a core part of our hockey team and his play last season was a huge part of our success. We feel that his best hockey is still ahead of him."
Last season, Meier, 22, tallied 66 points (30 goals, 36 assists) and a plus-nine rating in 78 games, finishing tied-for-third on the Sharks in goals, fourth in points, sixth in assists, tied for fourth in power-play goals (6), and third in shots.
Meier's season totals for goals, assists, points, plus-minus, shots (250) and takeaways (49) were all career highs. Additionally, he set records for both goals and points by a Swiss-born player.
In 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games, Meier added 15 points (five goals, ten assists), a +3 rating and one game-winning goal. His goals and assist totals were tied-for-third on the team and his plus/minus ranked tied-for-second.
In 193 career NHL games, Meier has recorded 108 points (54 goals, 54 assists) with 116 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating. He made his NHL debut on December 16, 2016 at Montreal, netting the game-winning goal.
Amongst his 2015 draft class, Timo Meier ranks 12th in career points and is one of only 12 players to rank in the top 15 in career goals, assists, and points.
In 35 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with San Jose, he has collected 20 points (seven goals and 13 assists). Over that span, he ranks tied-for-fourth in assists and fifth in goals and points (20) amongst fellow Sharks players.
Internationally, Meier has represented Switzerland in the U-18 World Jr. Championships (2013), U-20 World Jr. Championships (2015, 2016), and the World Championships (2018), winning a silver medal.
The six-foot, 210-pound native of Herisau, Switzerland, was selected by San Jose in the 2015 NHL Draft (first round, 9th overall).