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QMJHL Playoffs: Checking in on Timo Meier

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The Sharks 2015 first-rounder leads the Q in playoff points.

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With the Sharks set to begin their first round series against the Kings on Thursday and the Barracuda wrapping up their regular season on Sunday, one member of the San Jose family began his playoff push weeks ago. That's Timo Meier — who leads the QMJHL with 16 points in the playoffs as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies lead Blainville-Boisbriand 2-1 in the second round.

There's a great writeup on the series as it stands right now over on SportsNet — I've included a couple excerpts on Meier.

Two key acquisitions were made to give Rouyn-Noranda more firepower for the playoffs. San Jose first-rounder Timo Meier was brought in from Halifax and took off, putting up 51 points in 29 regular-season games as a Huskie. Equally important is his team-first mentality. Nikolas Brouillard was brought in to add offence from the back-end and add another option to the Huskies power play. Ten of his 27 points in a Huskies uniform were counted with the man advantage.

There’s no shortage of firepower up front. Eleven Huskies scored 15 or more goals. Meier has continued his fine play. He has no problems with the physical game and he can shoot the puck like a pro, with release, accuracy and hardness all equally impressive.

San Jose drafted Meier ninth overall in 2015 — perhaps the one benefit of the whole not-making-the-playoffs-last-season thing. We'll call it a silver lining, I guess.

In seven QMJHL games Meier has 16 points, though it should be noted that 13 of them came in the Huskies' first round sweep. Game four of the seven-game series gets going tonight with the series heading back to Rouyn-Noranda on Friday. You can follow along on Twitter (if you speak French) or pay the $25 for the Rouyn-Noranda live streaming package. Check out our original draft recap of Meier here.