Its Timo time for the Halifax Mooseheads. Timo Meier, from Switzerland, is entering his second season with the team and is looking to elevate his game after adjusting to Canada and the game we all love. The journey to Nova Scotia started when he was drafted 12th overall in the 2013 CHL Import Draft, joining Nikolaj Ehlers. Playing 66 games and scoring 17 goals and earning 34 points, he quickly stood out as a hard-working player. This season he is leading the team with 20 points, 12 assists and is second in scoring with eight in only 19 games played. Being known for paying attention to small details, he creates a lot of chances and is stepping up and taking the role as a veteran RW for Halifax.
"“There’s always goals you have as a player and goals you have as a team. You want to reach them both and that’s (through) hard work and you have to do it to get there.”"
Instead of wearing soccer cleats, Timo picked up a hockey stick at the age of four and has loved playing ever since. From 2007-2013 he played for various teams at home and has played on the Switzerland International team six times, scoring 24 goals overall. NHL scouts are keeping a watchful eye on #96 this year, as he is a prospect for the upcoming 2015 NHL Draft. Last projected to go 86th overall, it is expected he will jump up this list as the QMJHL season continues. Adapting to a smaller ice surface and a more physical game, Timo was featured on a Switzerland TV series on athletes moving away from home to play. At 6’00”, 209 lbs, he has settled in well and is a tough opponent for teams to play against and is eager to show his potential to fans across the league.
"“It’s the Canadian style, I’m a big body so I have to use it and play hard. It’s a chance for me to step up.”"
A 10 hour flight from home, Timo is making a name for himself here with the Halifax Mooseheads and may join the alumni playing in the National Hockey League. He has supported the local community in events such as the youth Mooseheads hockey camp and has earned some big-time fans at the Scotiabank Centre. With a lot of games left to play, and many great goals to be scored, Timo Meier and the Mooseheads look to win three in a row playing against the St. John Sea Dogs on November 7th.