NHL exec believes Sharks' Timo Meier trade return could be Bo Horvat-like
NHL exec: Sharks' trade return for Meier could be Horvat-like originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
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Could the return for Bo Horvat be a model for Timo Meier and the San Jose Sharks?
“Probably a very similar deal as to the Bo Horvat trade,” an NHL executive from outside of the Sharks organization opined to San Jose Hockey Now, about a potential return in a Meier trade.
The Vancouver Canucks acquired 25-year-old Anthony Beauvillier, prospect Aatu Raty, and a top-12 protected 2023 first-round pick from the New York Islanders for pending UFA Bo Horvat. That 2023 first-round pick becomes an unprotected 2024 first-rounder if the Islanders’ 2023 is in the top-12.
Horvat, 27, is a two-way center — a premium position — enjoying a career season. His 31 goals in 49 games matches his career-high last year, set in 70 contests.
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Meier, 26, is a power winger, also enjoying a career season. He’s on pace for 45 goals, which would eclipse his career-high 35 last year.