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Jeff Skinner
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Skinner as a Kitchener Ranger in September 2010
Position Left Wing/Center
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team Carolina Hurricanes
Born May 16 1992 (1992-05-16) (age 24),
Markham, ON
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2010
Carolina Hurricanes
Pro Career 2010 – present
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia

Jeffrey Skinner (born May 16, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Selected seventh overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft,[1] Skinner was the youngest player in the NHL during the 2010–11 season.

Early lifeEdit

Skinner was born to lawyers Andrew Skinner and Elisabeth Campin. He is the second-youngest of six siblings,[2] with four sisters, Jennifer (a former Harvard Crimson forward), Andrea (a former Cornell Big Red forward and lawyer at Bay Street law firm Aird & Berlis), Erica (current Carleton Ravens defence[3]) and Jillian. He has one brother, Benjamin, who was in the Kitchener Rangers system, but now plays for the Golden Hawks at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

Skinner attended William Armstrong Public School and then Markham District High School. Involved in both ice hockey and figure skating growing up, he won a bronze medal in the juvenile division at the 2004 Canadian Junior National Figure Skating Championships.[4] Soon after, he made the decision to focus solely on hockey. Skinner played his minor hockey with the Toronto Jr. Canadians and Toronto Young Nationals of the GTHL and the Markham Waxers of the OMHA. He grew up cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Jeff Skinner As Ranger 20100903
Skinner was drafted 20th overall in the 2008 OHL Draft by the Kitchener Rangers from the Toronto Young Nationals, where he played on the wing with future Boston Bruins centre Tyler Seguin. After leading the Rangers in goal scoring in his rookie season, Skinner participated in the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, scoring 6 goals for 6 points, while winning the gold medal with Team Canada. In his second OHL season, Skinner scored 50 goals and led all CHL draft-eligible forwards in goal scoring. He became the first Ranger in 23 years to reach the 50-goal milestone.

Despite leading the league in goals at the time, Central Scouting ranked Skinner as the 47th best North American skater during their midterm rankings, and only 34th during the final rankings. This contrasted ratings from other organizations such as ISS and TSN's Bob McKenzie who had him much higher. During the 2010 NHL Draft, he was taken 7th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes.

ProfessionalEdit

During his first NHL training camp, he signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Hurricanes on September 21, 2010, worth $2.7 million.[2] On October 7, Skinner made his NHL debut with the opening roster in the Hurricanes 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild during the NHL Premiere Series in Helsinki, Finland. In sixteen minutes of ice time, he had two shots.[5] The following day, Skinner recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on Tuomo Ruutu's goal. He also scored the game winning shootout goal to become the 3rd youngest player in NHL history to score a shootout goal. On October 20, Skinner scored his first NHL career goal against Jonathan Bernier of the Los Angeles Kings in his fifth game of the season.

Midway through the 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 later named January 2011's NHL Rookie of the Month.

At the NHL Awards on June 22, 2011 in Las Vegas Nevada , Skinner was awarded the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie, beating out fellow rookies Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks and Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08Toronto Young NatsGTHL50623597137
2008–09Kitchener RangersOHL6327245172
2009–10Kitchener RangersOHL64504090342020133314
2010–11Carolina HurricanesNHL8231 326346
NHL totals 159 58 63 121 110

Achievements and awardsEdit

  • Named to play in the (2011 All-Star Game), youngest All-Star selection ever in the four major North American sports (baseball, basketball, American football, ice hockey) (18 years, 259 days)
  • Calder Trophy winner as best NHL rookie during the 2010-11 season.
  • Named Sporting News Rookie of The Year
  • Named The Hockey News Rookie of the Year

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2010 NHL Entry Draft. NHL (2010-06-25). Retrieved on 2010-06-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jeff Hicks (2010-09-22). Jeff Skinner and the $2.7M ‘light breakfast’. Kitchener Record. Retrieved on 2010-09-23.
  3. [1]
  4. 2004 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals - Juvenile Men Results
  5. Kimelman, Adam (2010-10-07). Six from 2010 Draft class make opening-night cut. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-07.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Philippe Paradis
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Ryan Murphy
Preceded by
Tyler Myers
Winner of the Calder Trophy
2011
Succeeded by
Incumbent


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