The San Jose Sharks made some moves during the first day of free agency, including shipping off Joe Pavelski. They opted to keep Erik Karlsson and followed up by re-signing Timo Meier, one of the youngest skaters on their roster.
By doing so, the Sharks keep some of their team intact while holding onto one of their top scoring threats. Meier played a big part in the Sharks’ run at the Stanley Cup, providing 15 points and scored five times. He finished the season with 66 points, 30 of which came from goals.
His role has increased ever since being drafted back in 2015 and took a major jump from last season, tallying only 36 points. He, along with Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl, will certainly take charge going forward as the Sharks steadily become a younger team, much like the rest of the NHL.