The Swiss faction in the Devils is growing into a quartet: Timo Meyer was brought in shortly before the end of the transfer window.
Timo Meier’s time with the San Jose Sharks is over. Instead, he sees the present and tentative future in the NHL as New Jersey. Thanks to the change, top scorer Herisu should still stand a chance of playing in the playoffs this season. The Devils are currently the third-best team in the East, while the Sharks are seeded far outside the playoff spots in the West.
There have long been rumors about the possible departure of the Swiss winger from California. The 26-year-old has also missed – reportedly injured – the last 3 games of his colors, which put him in ninth place in the first round in 2015. He also made his NHL debut with the Sharks in December 2016.
With Sharks since 2016 – and now “Swiss” with Devils
In six and a half seasons, the Swiss played 486 games (including 35 playoff games) for San Jose and scored 336 points (161 goals). His first overseas stop was the Canadian Junior League QMJHL, where he had 111 points after 75 games.
In New Jersey, Meyer meets three natives, captain Nico Hischier, defender Jonas Seigenthaler, and goalkeeper Akira Schmid.
The Sharks continue to participate in Meyer’s salary
Meyer’s transfer is part of a major swap deal between the two teams. In this, several players are swapped, and San Jose receives a first-round pick from New Jersey for the 2023 NHL Draft and other picks for the following year.
In addition, the Sharks will take more than 50 percent of Meyer’s wages this season. His contract, signed in 2019 at an average of $6 million per season, expires this summer.
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