#10 Stefan Meyer
6’2″Â (187.96 cm)
Fox Valley, Saskatewan
Stefan Meyer is a player who isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t afraid to use his size to create space on the ice and is a great physical winger.Ã‚Â He isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t going to let anyone push him or his teammates around and he isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t going to back down from a challenge.
From 2000-2005, Meyer played for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he played 282 games and racked up 123 goals and 123 assists for a total of 246 points in his junior career.
Stefan was drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.
Meyer was a hit his rookie year in Rochester. Â He scored 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 68 games. Because of his great play, he was named the Amerks Rookie of the Year. Â He scored his first professional goal in his first pro game with the Amerks on October 29, 2005.
Last season (2006/07) cut back on the penalty minutes he was taking (from 139 in the previous season to 90). Â He also scored a career high 13 professional goals and got 9 assists in 68 games.
This season Stefan is on the right track to have his best season yet.Ã‚Â In 25 games played so far this season, he has 8 goals and 11 assists for 19 points.Ã‚Â He has been getting more ice time with his Ã¢â‚¬Å“veteranÃ¢â‚¬Â status on the team and has been proving an integral part of this team.
Meyer has also played in three NHL games with the Florida Panthers so far this season.Ã‚Â Getting a taste for the big show must only be greatening his need to go back as he has been proving himself more everyday on the ice for the Rochester Americans and is quickly becoming a favorite player of the fans.
Getting To Know Stefan Meyer:
LetGoAmerks.com: How old were you when you started playing hockey?
Stefan Meyer: I started to play hockey at the age 5, in my hometown of Fox Valley SK.
LGA: Who got you into playing hockey?
SM: My father Warren got me started, I still remember the day we drove to get my first set of equipment.
LGA: Any Siblings?
SM:Â I have one sister. Her name is Kassie.
LGA: What is your favorite hockey moment you were involved in?
SM: My best hockey moment is making my NHL debut.
LGA: What was your most memorable goal?
SM: My most memorable goal was a goal I scored on national television against the Russians in the Canada Russia Series.
LGA: Who is your favorite person to room with on the road? Why?
SM: My favorite roommate I would have to say is Dylan Hunter. We always have some stories about farming to share with each other.
LGA: When you have free time, what do you like to do?
SM: When I have free time I love to play my guitar. I also like doing needless things outdoors to keep me occupied.
LGA: What do you do during the off-season?
SM: In the off-season I love spending time helping out around the farm. Being around my family is the most relaxing and much needed rest I could ask for. Fishing is my second passion besides hockey, and I usually do this with my best friends from Fox Valley. Working out always comes first as well I am very dedicated to my career in hockey.
LGA: Favorite movie? Why?
SM: My favorite movie has to be Tombstone. I think it’s because I’ve always wanted to be an old western tough guy. Having your story told over how tough and fast your gun is always seemed pretty cool to me.
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