A list of players named Timo that the San Jose Sharks should call up, updated daily (or until one of these guys is actually called up):
- Timo Meier. Please Doug, do the right thing and give the kid a shot.
- Timo Seppa. Probably not as good a hockey player as the other Timos on this list, but the Hockey Prospectus Editor-in-Chief would he a great addition to the front office.
- Timo Pielmeier. Is posting solid numbers as a goalie in the DEL. Might be Bizarro Timo Meier—I mean the opposite of a forward is a goalie, right? Does the prefix “Piel” mean Bizarro?
- Timo Jutila. Jutila was a defenseman drafted by the Sabres in 1982. He played only one season (1984-85) in North America, in which he split time between Buffalo and the Rochester Americans of the AHL. Jutila then returned to Europe, where he was a star. He rejoined his old club, Tappara Tampere, and helped them capture three consecutive Finnish league championships. He bounced around, playing four years for Luleå of the Swedish Elite League, then back to Tappara, a year in Switzerland with Bern HC, before playing is final two seasons with Tappara. He retired in 1999, having scored 435 points in 561 games for Tappara and 125 points in 151 games in the SEL. Pretty good numbers for a defenseman. He was awarded the Pekka Rautikallio Trophy, for the best defenseman in Finland, in 1998, as well as awards from the league president and commissioner in 1995 and 2001, respectively. Additionally, Jutila was a mainstay on the Finnish National Team, representing his country the World Championships eight times (winning a Gold and two Silvers), three times in Olympics (winning a Bronze Medal in 1994), and the 1991 Canada Cup. He was elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2003. His playing days are over, but Jutila’s accomplishments suggest that he could be a solid addition to the Sharks’ European scouting team.