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Versatile forward with NCAA success and 3rd-line upside


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March 2024 – Meyers has been acquired by the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a draft pick. Curtis Rines

February 2024 – Meyers returned from his LBI after just 2 weeks, and came back hot with 18 points in 17 games as the Eagles’ top centerman. Unfortunately he has now suffered an upper-body injury that the teams estimates will put him on the shelf for 2-3 weeks. With the trade deadline upcoming, the Avs are rumored to be looking for depth at center, which would reduce Meyer’s chances of seeing NHL time, especially if the race for 1st in the Central Division prevents the team from giving their stars any games off to rest for playoffs. Hayden Soboleski

November 2022 – Meyers suffered a lower-body injury at the end of October and is currently out of the lineup. A timeline for his recovery is unknown. Hayden Soboleski

October 2022 – After making the Avs’ fourth line out of camp, Meyers has been demoted to the AHL after lackluster play (albeit in very little ice time). He was not being trusted with faceoff duties, which combined with his lack of shooting significantly hindered the potential fantasy value of the former college standout. He will most likely be the first name called back up when injuries hit or others begin to underperform, and at that time needs to show more intensity to make the most of his limited minutes. Hayden Soboleski

October 2022 – As expected, Meyers appears to have earned a fourth-line NHL role out of Avs pre-season. This was not an obvious choice however, as prospects Kaut and Bowers hung around late into camp, and KHL signee Sedlak also ate up lots of depth ice time in exhibition play. Meyers’ edge was most likely his ability to engage physically and play along the boards, not his scoring as shown in the NCAA, so if his fore-checking ability is lackluster as the season begins his roster spot is certainly not locked-in. Keep an eye on whether he is used more on the wing or at center – the latter would likely give him more fantasy value and usage, while the former would make him more easily swappable during droughts. Hayden Soboleski

April 2022 – The Avalanche have signed NCAA free agent Ben Meyers to a two-year ELC, beginning immediately and ending at the end of the 2022-23 campaign. The forward garnered lots of NHL attention after a being named Big Ten Player of the Year, playing for Team USA at the Olympics, and being a Hobey Baker finalist. Coach Bednar praised the 23-year-old’s motor and said he will see some action as this season winds down, but he is not playoff-eligible so he may not be a regular down the stretch as post-season lines get tried out. He will be expected to compete for a bottom-six NHL spot out of training camp come September. Hayden Soboleski


Meyers scored 41 points in 34 games as captain of the Gophers this season and just under a point-per-game in the 2020-21 campaign. His totals and his shot volume (just under 3 SOG/game) give him fantasy relevance, and although he isn’t heavily physical his pro-ready build gives him the ability to stay close to the play along the boards and in the corners where he is able to disrupt breakouts and create plays. He may require some AHL seasoning but his short-term deal makes it likely he will see NHL auditions at the very least.


Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 15, 1998
Height 5‘11”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Delano High USHS-MN25 18 1735 11|Playoffs2 0 33
 2014-2015 Team White USA-S165 1 45 -|        
  B16 - White (Final 54)MNHP-163 0 00 -|        
  Team Twin Cities OrthopedicsUMHSEHL19 7 815 6|        
  Delano High USHS-MN25 18 3250 6|Playoffs3 2 13
 2015-2016 B17 - Red (Final 54)MNHP-173 1 34 -|        
  Team Twin Cities OrthopedicsUMHSEHL21 9 918 12|        
  Delano High USHS-MN25 32 2961 30|Playoffs3 1 56
 2016-2017 Sections 2&6 Seniors MNHP3 0 00 0|        
  Delano High USHS-MN25 46 5399 24|Playoffs6 6 1521 14 
  Delano High MN State3 2 1113 2|        
  Fargo ForceUSHL5 1 01 0|Playoffs3 0 00
 2017-2018 Fargo ForceUSHL60 24 2044 30|Playoffs14 4 37
 2018-2019 Fargo ForceUSHL59 33 3265 26|Playoffs2 1 01
 2019-2020 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA37 10 1626 8|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA31 12 1628 12|        
 2021-2022 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA34 17 2441 18|        
  Colorado AvalancheNHL5 1 01 0|        
  USAOG4 2 24 0|        
  USAWC10 4 48 2|        
 2022-2023 Colorado AvalancheNHL39 4 04 6|Playoffs6 0 00
  Colorado EaglesAHL30 6 1824 15|Playoffs2 0 11
 2023-2024 Colorado AvalancheNHL9 1 01 0|        
  Colorado EaglesAHL32 11 1425 2|        
  Anaheim DucksNHL14 0 22 6|