Randy Skarda, a St. Paul, Minnesota native played high school then University hockey in his home state including a highly decorated 1988 campaign when he was named and All-Star and an All-American. Skarda was born on May 5th, 1968 and by 1989 he was an NHL defenseman with the St. Louis Blues, who drafted him in 1986.
Skarda suited up for 25 matches with the Blues and chipped in five assists while registering a plus-two rating. Skarda spent all of the following year in the minors with the Peoria Rivermen but resurfaced with the Blues during the 1991-92 season. St. Louis, however, had totally structured their blueline since Skarda's last stay with the acquisition of veterans Garth Butcher, Stephane Quintal, Rick Zombo, Lee Norwood and Murray Baron. There was little room for a young defender and Skarda was limited to just 1 game.
The final two years of his career were spent in the minors with Skarda making stops in the International, American and East Coast Hockey League's before retiring from the game in 1994.