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NHL Rankings: 5 Western Conference Calder Candidates

By Matt Barbato
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Jun 26, 2015; Sunrise, FL, USA; Timo Meier puts on a team cap after being selected as the number nine overall pick to the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

4. Timo Meier, San Jose Sharks 

Meier is only 18-years-old, but is coming off an incredible season for Halifax in the QMJHL. The right wing led the team with 44 goals and finished second with 90 points. He also tallied six points for Switzerland in the 2015 World Junior Championships.

Meier is 6-foot-1, 201 pounds has plenty of hype coming in as the highest-ranked QMJHL prospect heading into the draft. Here’s what NHL Director of Central Scouting Dan Marr thought of Meier:

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“He’s a solid and strong skater both with and without the puck, has high-end hockey sense and reads the play very well. He is very effective in 1-on-1 situations.”

Meier is sure to be an important part of the rebuild in San Jose and should be the heir to Patrick Marleau. If Meier progresses quickly in his first professional season, he will have plenty of opportunities to accumulate points with the Sharks.

Next: No. 3: Mikko Rantanen

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