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NHL PLAYER, Jeff Skinner

BIOGRAPHY

Born May 16, 1992 -- Toronto, Ontario
Selected by Carolina Hurricanes round 1 #7 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft

Jeff Skinner is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing for Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). Selected seventh overall by the Hurricanes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Skinner was the youngest player in the NHL during the 2010–11 season and is the youngest player ever to play in the NHL All Star Game, as well as any All-Star game within the four major North American sports leagues. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy for best rookie in the 2010–11 NHL season at age 18, the first to do so since Tom Barrasso won it in 1983–84 as a member of the Buffalo Sabres.  

Midway through his rookie campaign, Skinner was named to the 2011 All-Star Game roster as an injury replacement for Sidney Crosby, making him the first member of the 2010 draft class to be named to the All-Star Game, and the first 18-year-old NHL All-Star since Steve Yzerman. He was chosen by fellow Hurricane Eric Staal, captain of Team Staal. He was later named January 2011's NHL Rookie of the Month.  

On August 7, 2012, Skinner extended his contract to a six-year, $34.4 million deal.   

On December 11, 2015, Skinner got his second hat trick against the Anaheim Ducks in a 5-1 victory. Three games later, on December 15, 2015, he got another hat trick, this time against the Philadelphia Flyers.  

Skinner was named Alternate Captain of the Hurricanes for the 2016–17 season.

On August 2, 2018, Skinner was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Cliff Pu, a second round selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a third and sixth round pick in the 2020 Draft.

NEWS

Skinner stays hot in Sabres’ overtime victory November 09, 2018

Jeff Skinner continued his excellent run of scoring form last night, netting twice in Buffalo’s 6-5, overtime win versus Montreal. The 26-year-old sharpshooter would eventually go on to be named the 1st star of the contest, finishing the game with 2 goals and 3 shots on net. Acquired via trade in the offseason, the Toronto-native has made an instant impact with the Sabres in 2018-19. Through 16 games, Skinner has tallied an impressive 18 points (11 goals, 7 assists). He has been on fire of late, finding the back of the net on 5 occasions in just his last 4 games.

For more on Skinner and last night’s barnburner, keep reading the nhl.com post here

 

Skinner stays hot in Sabres’ win October 22, 2018

Jeff Skinner’s fine scoring form continued Sunday night, as the Buffalo Sabres came from behind to defeat the Anaheim Ducks, 4-2. Coming off a hat trick performance on Saturday, the Toronto-native was at again versus the Ducks, tallying his 5th goal of the season along with a game-high 6 shots on net. The new Sabres’ star has started well with his new club, registering 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists) and a +8 rating in 9 games to date.

For more on Sunday night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

 

All indications point to big season for Skinner August 10, 2018

Traded last week by the Carolina Hurricanes to the Buffalo Sabres, Jeff Skinner could be in line for a big first season with his new club. The 26-year-old winger has been able to score at will over his 8-year career, regardless of the merry-go-round of centers he has played with. A 3-time 30-goal scorer, the Toronto-native placed in the top-15 in a plethora of offensive categories over the last 3 seasons, including goals (89), even-strength goals (74), and shot generation (19 shot attempts per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 play).

For more on Skinner’s statistical breakdown, keep reading the tsn.ca story here

 

Skinner traded to the Buffalo Sabres August 03, 2018

Jeff Skinner will continue his career as a member of the Buffalo Sabres, after being traded by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday. The 26-year-old forward had been a key cog in the Hurricanes’ attack for the last 8 seasons, registering over 30 goals on 3 occasions, including 31 as an 18-year-old rookie in 2010-11.  The Toronto-native has proven to be one of the most reliable marksmen in the league in recent times, ranking 7th in the NHL over the last 3 seasons in even-strength goals, with 74.

For more on Skinner and the trade, check out the nhl.com article here