Avalanche List: Top 5 Draft Picks for #10

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#3: Timo Meier

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Position: Right wing/center
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’1″
Weight:  209 pounds
Draft Range: 10 to 20

I started out on the Timo Meier love train. Central scouting puts him directly at #10 for North American skaters. I wrote a draft profile about him awhile back.

What I like about Meier is that he’s already playing a strong skill game, and he’s only willing to get better. I think that’ll catch coach Roy’s eye. He’s not quite a “6-foot-3, 6-foot-4 center,” but he uses his size to play a big game in the manner of Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog.

Meier is excellent at handling the puck. He can also finish his shots.

I’m not saying I’m off the Timo Meier love train exactly. However, he’s not scouted highly, relatively speaking, and there are a couple weaknesses in his game. I think he will be available at #10, but I’m not sure the Avs will select him.