The New Jersey Devils have acquired star forward Timo Meier from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for two draft picks and two prospects.
The Devils acquired Meier, who is a restricted free agent, in exchange for a 2021 second-round pick, a 2022 third-round pick, and prospects forward Yegor Sharangovich and defenseman Jeremy Groleau.
Meier, 23, has been a key contributor for the Sharks since being drafted ninth overall in 2015. He has recorded at least 20 goals in each of the last three seasons and has become one of the league’s most dangerous power forwards.
The Swiss forward is coming off a career-best season in 2019-20, where he scored 66 points (30 goals, 36 assists) in 71 games. He also led the Sharks in goals and points, and was second in assists.
The Devils are hoping that Meier will be the spark that they have been looking for. He will join a young, talented forward group that includes Nico Hischier, Jack Hughes, and Jesper Boqvist.
Meier’s addition should help the Devils improve their offense, which was one of the worst in the league last season. He is a dynamic player who can play both ends of the ice and is capable of playing in all situations.
The addition of Meier is a great move for the Devils, and it should help them take the next step in their rebuild. He is a young, talented player who is capable of becoming a star in the NHL. The Devils are hoping that he can help them reach the playoffs for the first time since 2012.