Stefan Meyer (ice hockey)
July 20, 1985 |
Fox Valley, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Schwenninger Wild Wings
|NHL Draft||55th overall, 2003
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.
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. 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.
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.
|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|
|2009–10||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||67||10||8||18||86||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Schwenninger Wild Wings||2.GBun||39||12||10||22||14||9||1||1||2||12|
- "Coyotes deal Reinprecht to Florida". cbc.ca. 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "Flames sign Stefan Meyer". Calgary Flames. 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
- "Stefan Meyer assigned to Farjestad BK". Calgary Flames. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
- "Eliteprospects.com - Stefan Meyer". Retrieved 2012-06-11.
- "News: Less is Meyer for Clan's Latest Addition". braeheadclan.com. August 9, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.