Timo Meier, nan 26-year-old prima right-winger formerly of nan San Jose Sharks, is headed to nan New Jersey Devils, on pinch Timur Ibragimov, Scott Harrington, Santeri Hatakka, Zachary Emond and a fifth-round prime successful nan 2024 NHL Draft, nan squad announced Sunday night.
Like galore different teams successful nan Eastern Conference, nan Devils made a blockbuster waste and acquisition successful nan hopes of making a tally to nan Stanley Cup.
New Jersey is sending San Jose a conditional first-round prime successful 2023, a conditional second-round prime successful 2024, Shakir Mukhamadullin, Nikita Okhotiuk, Fabian Zetterlund and Andreas Johnsson.
The Sharks will besides beryllium retaining 50% of Meier’s remaining net for nan 2022-23 season.
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Timo Meier #28 of nan San Jose Sharks dumps nan puck against nan Washington Capitals during nan first play of nan crippled astatine Capital One Arena connected February 12, 2023, successful Washington, DC. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald said astatine magnitude astatine Meier’s addition, which he views arsenic "an tremendous boost" to his club.
"It feels awesome erstwhile you tin adhd a talent arsenic young arsenic Timo is to nan group that we person and really young we are and really, pinch nan way that we’re on, it’s ace exciting. It really is," he said via New Jersey Devils TV.
"Here we are successful 3rd wide successful nan convention and erstwhile you get players to thief your squad amended successful definite areas, it’s a large boost. I cognize this personally."
San Jose has been reeling, but Meier has been a ray successful nan acheronian surrounding nan Sharks. He has 31 goals and 21 assists for 52 points successful 57 games this season, which is why he was a premier waste and acquisition campaigner astatine nan deadline.
Timo Meier #28 of nan San Jose Sharks skates during warmups earlier nan crippled against nan Pittsburgh Penguins astatine SAP Center connected February 14, 2023, successful San Jose, California. (Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Getty Images)
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He collapsed onto nan segment astatine 20 years aged successful 2016, but would make a sanction for himself successful 2018 erstwhile he had 66 points (30 goals, 36 assists) complete 78 games for San Jose, becoming a cardinal personnel of their forwards group.
Of nan haul nan Sharks are receiving, Mukhamadullin is nan astir absorbing arsenic he was 1 of New Jersey’s 3 first-round picks successful nan 2020 NHL Draft. He went 20th wide and has done good playing successful nan KHL (Russia) pinch Salavat Yulaev Ufa. Okhotiuk has besides seen a cup of java pinch nan Devils, playing 15 games pinch 2 goals and 1 assist.
Zetterlund has spent nan full play pinch nan Devils, totaling six goals and 14 assists successful 45 games.
Timo Meier #28 of nan San Jose Sharks skates during nan 2nd play against nan Vegas Golden Knights astatine T-Mobile Arena connected February 16, 2023, successful Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images)
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New Jersey now joins teams for illustration nan Boston Bruins (Dmitry Orlov, Garnet Hathaway), New York Rangers (Vladimir Tarasenko, perchance Patrick Kane) and nan Toronto Maple Leafs (Ryan O’Reilly, Noel Acciari) arsenic teams successful nan East who person bolstered their rosters heading into nan playoffs.
Scott Thompson is simply a sports writer for Fox News Digital.