Cavan Fitzgerald might owe Timo Meier a steak dinner or two.
Yes, Fitzgerald was responsible for making a good impression on the San Jose Sharks once he got a chance, a process which resulted in an entry-level contract on Wednesday.
Meier, the ninth pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, basically helped Fitzgerald get a shot with the team not that long after he was selected by the Sharks.
Their QMJHL team, the Halifax Mooseheads, shared the heart-warming story back in June.
“I received a Facebook message from Timo about an hour after the draft ended asking for my phone number as soon as possible,” Fitzgerald said. “I got a call from San Jose a minute later asking if I would like to come to their (rookie) camp.”
Pretty neat, right?
Again, Fitzgerald still had to make the most of what he called “the opportunity I’ve been dreaming about,” yet he can’t deny that Meier did him a big-time solid.