Timo Meier
NHL trade rumors for August 30, 2022 feature Timo Meier. Will he re-sign in San Jose or ask to be traded?

With all the NHL trade rumors floating around on Jakob Chychrun, Patrick Kane, J.T. Miller and David Pastrnak, Timo Meier’s name is now starting to pop up in the rumors mill.

Meier is on the last year on his contract and will likely seek the same contract Tomas Hertl signed with the San Jose Sharks.

Hertl’s new contract kicks in this year where he signed an eight-year deal with an AVV of $8,137,500 per year that includes a no-trade clause.

The questions that have been coming up lately are, does Timo Meier want to re-sign in San Jose? Will the Sharks trade Timo Meier if no deal is hammered out before the start of the NHL season?

What has Timo Meier said about his contract status

“I haven’t really thought too much about it, to be honest. I know my contract is up in a year, but I’m trying to focus on getting ready for the season and getting ready physically, doing my work during the offseason and having a good start into the season. So that’s kind of my only focus right now since the other stuff hasn’t been brought up and I’m not a guy that likes to think too much about that stuff.”

Timo Meier

New Sharks GM Mike Grier has not said much about Meier’s contract status.

“We hope he wants to be here, and until I hear otherwise, I’ll assume this is the place he wants to be”

San Jose Sharks GM, Mike Grier

The Sharks will still own Meier’s rights after this season since he will still be a restricted free agent, but if he has no desire to sign long-term with San Jose, the team could have him available at the NHL trade deadline and see if they can maximize the assets from teams that are playoff contenders.

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