Boston Bruins At The 2015 NHL Draft: The Case For Timo Meier


This year’s class at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft is remarkably deep. While it’s highly unlikely that the Boston Bruins will get their hands on a top five pick (no matter what any piece regarding the Edmonton Oilers say), the Black and Gold will still have plenty of decent selections available in the fourteenth slot.

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The Boston Bruins need a winger who could come into the league and find themselves playing top six minutes. Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are two of those players (but it’s not just ability for the Buffalo Sabres and the Edmonton Oilers, it’s also a bit of necessity). So, who could the Bruins find in the remaining class who could make a dependable first line pick?

During the last few weeks, we’ve gone over several potential young players that could find themselves in a Bruins jersey by the end of the month. This time, we’re looking at a young Swiss forward who has a skill set that looks a lot like a young Milan Lucic. He brings not only heavy physicality to his game, but a feisty and deceptive shot that could really be a boon to the Black and Gold in October.

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  • That player is Timo Meier.

    “I’m a power forward with skill,” said Meier of his skill set during the NHL Combine. “I really like to shoot the puck. I have a good shot, and I like to play physical. I wanted to go back after my first season [in Halifax] and increase my goals, and just get better as a player every day. I think I did a good job this season.”

    Meier did sit down with Don Sweeney and the Boston Bruins organization during the combine. The team could use a power forward, one that could even fit in the Patrice Bergeron or David Krejci lines.  He’s 6’1″ and 209lbs. This is the kind of guy that can not only play with a skill set, but could also bring Bruins old-time hockey to his game as well.

    “I’ve always loved watching the NHL game and wanted to play there, and I think I have the size and strength to play [the physical] game. I’ve learned I can have success with that kind of game, and it’s something I’m willing to do.”

    While the chances of getting him aren’t great, there are teams desperately scrambling for blueline depth, and the Boston Bruins just might be able to take advantage of that gap and bring the young Swiss forward to Boston.

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