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Mirco Mueller | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (19) / 3/21/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 184
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Mirco Mueller was a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Sharks coach Todd McLellan downplayed the decision as a chance to allow Mueller observe an NHL game from the press box. "They play games in the NHL before they even watch them, and sometimes it's good to see it from up above and see what might be available and what might not," McLellan said. "He's still 19, and we're still going to develop him slowly and try to do it the right way." Mueller doesn't have a ton of offensive upside and we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues. Oct 16 - 9:05 AM

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Mirco Mueller played 23:16 minutes Saturday.

He saw the second most ice time on the Sharks as only Brent Burns was on the ice more. Mueller is battling for the final spot on the blueline and his performance last night may have done the trick. Mueller was selected with the 18th overall pick in 2013. Mueller makes a great breakout pass and is quite smart on the ice as well as being a very good playmaker so he could be worth selecting in dynasty pools.
Oct 5 - 10:39 AM

Mirco Mueller is in a battle for the final spot on the San Jose blueline.

This is the first training camp for Mueller who was selected in the first round, 18th overall in 2013, but missed camp last season due to a wonky back. Mueller is in a battle with Matt Tennyson, Taylor Doherty and Taylor Fedun for the spot but if he is going to spend time on the bench or in the press box, a return to junior hockey would be best for his development. "I saw a player that was excited to be here, a player that looked somewhat comfortable," coach Todd McLellan said of Mueller. "His play going forward will dictate where he fits."
Sep 21 - 9:56 AM

Mirco Mueller is going into training camp 10-to-12 pounds heavier than he was at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

Mueller is now listed as 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. He's hoping that he'll be able to make the Sharks' opening game roster after bulking up over the summer and he's not a bad bet to do just that.
Sep 12 - 5:05 PM

Defenseman Mirco Mueller, at 19, may well make the San Jose Sharks next season.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has gone on record as saying he would like his team to be more youthful next season and NHL.com suggests "Mueller could have the best chance to break through and make the team out of training camp." The Sharks traded veteran defensemen Dan Boyle and Brad Stuart. Although Brent Burns is returning to defense after spending last season as a forward, and veteran Scott Hannan re-signed, there are spots to be won on defense, and Wilson has said Mueller is among the top young candidates. The Sharks chose Mueller with the 18th pick of the 2013 NHL Draft. "He's a really solid player," Sharks forward Matt Nieto said of Mueller. "He's a really smooth player who makes all the right decisions. . . He's got a good defensive stick. I think he's got a really good chance of making the team out of camp. . .He's got a lot of skills. He can handle the puck really well. He's got a good shot."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 26 - 10:54 AM

Mirco Mueller will join the Worcester Sharks of the AHL now that his WHL season is over.

He had five goals and 27 points in 60 games for Everett this year. Mueller was the 18th overall pick in the 2013 draft. The 19-year-old defenseman will either play for San Jose or be back in the WHL next campaign because he isn't eligible to start the season in the minors.
Mar 31 - 6:47 PM

Mirco Mueller, the Sharks first pick, 18th overall in the 2013 Draft, was sent back to Everett of the WHL.

Mueller signed an entry level contract before getting sent down. The Swiss-born Mueller is a tremendously smart and quick defenseman with the sound fundamentals who will definitely make an impact in a few years with the Sharks. He had 31 points in 63 games last season. Look for him to build on those numbers this season.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 10:44:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks inked defensive prospect Mirco Mueller to an entry-level contract on Sunday.

The Swiss-born blueliner was drafted 18th overall in 2013. He's listed as six-foot-three, 195 lbs., so he could end up making an impression on the organization in the not-too-distant future.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 02:57:00 PM

San Jose Sharks 2013 first-rounder (18th overall) Mirco Mueller practiced with his new team for the first time on Sunday.

Mueller was suffering from a minor back injury that was previously undisclosed. "Pretty special. It was my first practice with the pros," Mueller said. "The first thing I noticed is they practice really hard and really fast. It was a really high pace today."
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Mirco Mueller is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

"Mirco got hurt in Game 1 at the prospects tournament at Penticton and hasn't been able to be active since then," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "I guess you can call him injured, not hurt, and he's got to work his way through that." McLellan declined to offer any kind of timetable. Mueller was taken with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Mirco Mueller is taking part in his first San Jose Sharks' prospect camp.

Mueller was taken with the 18th overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. "We’ve thrown a lot of stuff at him and he hasn’t fought it. He’s tried it," Sharks scouting director Tim Burke said. "That’s what this is about, is learning new things and trying new things. He’s been what I thought. He picks things up really quickly and he’s got a good athleticism about him. If he’s close to a mistake it’s never really a bad mistake, because he can recover quick. His ability to absorb knowledge and use it quickly is very good." Mueller isn't likely to make the Sharks in 2013-14, but he certainly has a lot of upside.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Mirco Mueller, the Sharks first pick in the 2013 entry draft, is unlikely to play for San Jose in 2013-14.

Although his skating ability is NHL ready, Mueller needs a little more time to develop into a more physical player to be effective against NHL forwards. The Sharks are deep on the blueline and can afford to wait.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 01:07:00 PM

The Sharks selected defenseman Mirco Mueller with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 draft

San Jose acquired the pick in a trade with the Detroit. Mueller is a tremendously smart and quick defenseman with the sound fundamentals you like to see in a prospect. His rookie season with the Silvertips took an unexpected twist when his star defense partner Ryan Murray suffered a major injury early in the campaign. The Swiss national stepped up big time, registering 31 points in 63 games as Everett’s go-to defenseman and was arguably their best player. Mueller's quick footwork and smart positioning of both his body and his stick compensates for his lack of physical prowess. That said, he still has a lot of beefing up to do in order to make the jump to the NHL. Scouts love his playmaking abilities, especially his breakout passes. He generally plays consistent, mistake-free shifts and could be an asset worthy of a roster spot in San Jose as soon as next season.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
5Barclay Goodrow
6Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3Tye McGinn
4Mike Brown
5Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Tyler Kennedy
4Adam Burish
5John Scott
6Eriah Hayes
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Mirco Mueller
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock