Halifax Mooseheads star forward Timo Meier was selected ninth overall by the San Jose Sharks at Friday evening's 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
This marked the third straight year a Mooseheads player has been taken in the first round. In 2014, Nikolaj Ehlers was selected by the Winnipeg Jets with the ninth pick, while at the 2013 draft, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin were taken with the first and third picks, respectively.
Meier, who is six feet tall and weighs 210 pounds, is a native of Switzerland and has played with the Mooseheads for the past two seasons.
Last season, he scored 44 goals and 90 points in 61 regular season games for the team, a significant increase over the previous season when he scored 34 points in 66 regular season games.
Meier was the second highest scorer on the Mooseheads last season, trailing only Ehlers.
"Timo is an accomplished goal scorer who had an excellent season in Halifax last year," said Tim Burke, the director of scouting for the Sharks in an article on the team's website. "A strong body, good skater and versatile player. We were very excited to take him with the ninth overall pick."
The NHL draft continues Saturday.