Timo Meier: 2015 NHL Top Prospect

Timo Meier –

Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Timo Meier. 

League:  QMJHL     Team:  Halifax Mooseheads

Position:  LW/RW       Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Oct. 8, 1996     Birthplace:  St. Gallen, Switzerland 

Height: 6’1     Weight:  210

Regular season:

2014-15  OHL —  Games: 61   G: 44   A: 46  Pts: 90  PIM: 59   Plus/Minus: +20


2014-15  OHL —  Games: 14   G: 10   A: 11  Pts:  21  PIM: 18   Plus/Minus: +1  

Timo Meier played this past season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Halifax Mooseheads.


1.  Selected in the 1st round, 12th overall by Halifax Mooseheads in the 2013 CHL Import Draft.

2.  Represented Switzerland at the World U17 Tournament in 2012-13.

3.  Played for Switzerland at the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

4.  Represented Switzerland and was named “Top 3” player for his team at the 2014-15 U20 WJHC.

5.  Represented Team Orr at the CHL Top Prospects game on January 22, 2015.

6.  Winner of the “Mike Bossy Trophy” as the QMJHL’s top pro prospect.  He was also named to the 2014-15 QMJHL Second All-Star Team.

Offensive Buzzwords

Timo Meier is a power forward with a nice blend of skill and strength.  Meier has the versatility to play a physically dominant grinding game as well as a surprising finesse game.  He has a very good shot with a pro release and he is a very underrated play-maker.  He sees the ice, uses his teammates and passes the puck very well.


Timo Meier would be considered a strong skater that often surprises his opponents with his underrated quickness.  

Timo Meier video: 3:02 


Defensive Buzzwords

Timo Meier competes hard in all areas of the ice and plays a very responsible defensive game.   

Prospect Analysis 

Timo Meier plays an interesting hybrid game of skill and finesse mixed with the capability to be a dominating power forward.  All teams covet this type of player and especially come playoff time when space is hard to come by.  He already has good size and his game looks like it should transition well to a pro-style game.  Will he be the next great Swiss hockey player in the NHL?  Excellent Swiss CHLer’s such as Sven Baertschi and Nino Niederreiter haven’t yet realized their projected success.  Can Meier break this streak?  I believe he can.  Timo Meier will be a top six forward that will play on the PP.  

Projected:   Top 15 selection being picked anywhere from 12-15.


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