Tim Heed

Zachary DeVine

2017-05-27

 

Tim Heed, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Born: 1991-01-27

 

Hometown:   Göteborg, SWE

 

Drafted: 5th round 2010 (132nd overall)

Free Agent signing – 2016-05-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

May 2017 – In some good news for San Jose Sharks fans, the team confirmed that Heed is a restricted free agent this summer. It was previously reported that Heed would be a UFA on July 1, but that is not the case. His first year in North America was a breakout effort, and he could be a trade target of interest to other NHL clubs or get a long look for a spot with the San Jose Sharks for next season. Playoff hockey has cut into Heed's production from the blueline as players are clogging the passing lanes and bravely stepping in front of "Howitzer" Heed's slap shot from the point. He's still a threat on every shift and helping fuel the Barracuda transition game. Zachary DeVine
 

December 2016 – There is just no stopping Tim Heed, at least not at the AHL level. He has 22 points in his first 21 games played. He's posted multi-point games on five occasions and his time on ice is always in the top three on the San Jose Barracuda. Head coach Roy Sommer has compared Heed to the Barracuda's version of Brent Burns, and his ability to hang in with the play to keep pucks out of the defensive zone is as exceptional as his skating. Writers joke that no one is sure if Heed is as good in the defensive zone because he and partner Joakim Ryan spend so little time, one cannot get enough viewing time to make an informed opinion. Heed has said that he's finding the North American game to be well