Stefan Meyer (ice hockey)

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Stefan Meyer
Stefan Meyer 2011.jpg
Born (1985-07-20) July 20, 1985 (age 29)
Fox Valley, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EIHL team
Former teams
Braehead Clan
Florida Panthers
Calgary Flames
Färjestad BK
Schwenninger Wild Wings
Sheffield Steelers
NHL Draft 55th overall, 2003
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2005–present

Stefan Meyer (born July 20, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger. He is currently playing for the Braehead Clan of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Playing career[edit]

Meyer grew up in the small village of Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. He played his early years of minor hockey in the neighbouring community of Richmound, Saskatchewan. He was a noticeable talent throughout his minor hockey career in Richmound, where he played alongside future Medicine Hat Tigers teammate Goaltender Matt Keetley.

Later, Meyer attended school in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, where he played for the Notre Dame Hounds at the Bantam AAA and Midget AAA levels. While attending school at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Meyer was roommates with current NHL Defenceman Braydon Coburn. The pair were drafted 1st and 2nd overall in the 2000 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, with Braydon Coburn going first to the Portland Winter Hawks and Meyer second to the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Meyer starred for the Tigers during his WHL career and was a key contributor on their 2003-04 WHL championship team that eventually went on to lose in the Memorial Cup final to the host Kelowna Rockets squad.

Meyer was drafted 55th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers, and played his first NHL game in 2007. Meyer was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Steven Reinprecht on June 19, 2009.[1]

Meyer signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames on July 20, 2010.[2]

After playing only 6 games with the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat during the 2011-12 season, Meyer was transferred to Farjestad BK Karlstad in the Swedish Elite League in December 2011. [3] During the 2011-12 season, Meyer played 25 regular season games with Farjestad recording a goal and 6 assists. In the SEL playoffs Meyer recorded 2 goals in 9 playoff games. [4]

Since Meyer's transfer to Farjestad, he has continued playing in Europe. For the 2012-13 season, Meyer joined the Schwenninger Wild Wings of 2nd Bundesliga, the Tier 2 league in Germany. The following season he made his debut in the EIHL, joining the Sheffield Steelers and winning the league championship. In August 2014, Meyer announced that he would play the 2014-15 season for the Braehead Clan, the team the Steelers had beat in the playoff quarterfinals the previous season.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 4 1 1 2 0
2001–02 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 67 18 22 40 48
2002–03 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 70 36 16 52 90 11 3 3 6 14
2003–04 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 34 41 75 69 19 7 10 17 27
2004–05 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 69 34 43 77 104 13 2 4 6 8
2005–06 Rochester Americans AHL 68 12 16 28 139
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 63 13 9 22 90 6 0 2 2 8
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 70 21 19 40 77
2007–08 Florida Panthers NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 65 18 22 40 57
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 67 10 8 18 86
2010–11 Calgary Flames NHL 16 0 2 2 17
2010–11 Abbotsford Heat AHL 42 12 5 17 50
2011–12 Abbotsford Heat AHL 6 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Färjestad BK SEL 25 1 6 7 40 9 2 0 2 2
2012–13 Schwenninger Wild Wings 2.GBun 39 12 10 22 14 9 1 1 2 12
NHL totals 20 0 2 2 17 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coyotes deal Reinprecht to Florida". cbc.ca. 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Flames sign Stefan Meyer". Calgary Flames. 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Stefan Meyer assigned to Farjestad BK". Calgary Flames. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Stefan Meyer". Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  5. ^ "News: Less is Meyer for Clan's Latest Addition". braeheadclan.com. August 9, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 

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