Sharks sign Timo Meier to four-year, $24M contract

Brian Burke and Nick Kypreos talk about the Sharks signing Timo Meier to a four-year contract, which they think is critical to their immediate success.

The San Jose Sharks have signed restricted free agent Timo Meier to a four-year, $24-million extension.

Meier, 22, is coming off the best NHL season, posting career highs in goals (30), assists (36) and points (66) in 78 regular-season games. The Herisau, Switzerland native also chipped in with five goals and 15 points in 20 playoff games.

“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 Sharks GM Doug 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.”

Selected with the ninth-overall pick in the in 2015 NHL Draft, Meier will be expected to play an important role for the Sharks going forward after former captain Joe Pavelski signed with the Dallas Stars.

July 1, 2019

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Timo Meier
Left Wing
AGE: 22
LENGTH:
4 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$6 million
TOTAL:
$24 million

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