With just over six weeks remaining until the NHL’s March 3 trade deadline, we’re bringing you one deadline-focused story each day at Daily Faceoff.

Today we’re going to focus on San Jose Sharks winger Timo Meier, who was No. 4 on our latest Trade Targets board.


2023 Trade Deadline Countdown: 43 Days


  • Left Winger, San Jose Sharks
  • Shoots: Left
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6’0″ | 210 lbs.
  • Cap Hit: $6 million AAV
  • Term: Pending RFA, due $10 million qualifying offer
  • Trade Clauses: No restrictions
  • Stats: 46 GP, 26 goals, 20 assists, 46 points, 20:04 avg TOI
  • Career: 7th season (all with San Jose), 440 GP, 149 goals, 310 points, 16:53 avg TOI

Archetype and Ideal Role

Shooter, First Line

Meier checked in at No. 10 on the list of pure Shooters as part of Daily Faceoff’s Archetype Ranking series. With 208 shots on goal this year, Meier trails only David Pastrnak in shot volume. Ideally, Meier would skate on a line with a strong distributor and also a net-front presence, both of whom allow him to load up and rip the puck.


Scouting Report

Meier is a prototypical scoring winger built for success in today’s NHL. Aside from his shot, the first thing you notice about him is his strong hockey sense with and without the puck. He knows where to be on the ice to be a threat and gets there with regularity. Without the puck, he can find soft ice to be a shot threat from distance just as easily as he can get to the scoring area, win space and be a deflection target.

With the puck, Meier exhibits good patience and makes plays in all areas of the offensive zone. He has strong vision, can protect the puck well and utilizes his soft hands to get his shot off quickly or make plays to teammates, although his first instinct is always to shoot.

His shot? It’s excellent. And it’s his best weapon. He has a quick release, pinpoint accuracy and it has weight. He can beat goaltenders consistently from distance. Meier also has notable hand-eye coordination and can deflect incoming shots and quickly corral pucks in-tight to take advantage of second chances.