Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jeff Skinner
Jeff Skinner was born on May 16, 1992 in Markham, Ontario. Selected seventh overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes, he made the jump directly from the OHL to the NHL the following season.

Skinner was the youngest player in the NHL during the 2010-11 season, but that did not stop him from excelling. He led all first-year players in scoring, registering 31 goals and 32 assists for 63 points. Along the way the Skinner received his first NHL All-Star selection, becoming the first 18-year-old to appear in the game since Steve Yzerman in 1984.

At the NHL Awards ceremony in June, Skinner beat out fellow nominees Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks and Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders to become the 2011 Calder Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL's top rookie.

Though his offensive numbers dipped during the 2014-15 season, Skinner would rebound during the 2015-16 season. Appearing in all 82 games for the Hurricanes, he scored 28 times and recorded 51 points, both tops among Hurricanes players. In 79 games during the 2016-17 season, Skinner would record career-highs in goals (37), assists (26) and points (63).

On August 2, 2018, Skinner's time in the Hurricanes organization would come to an end. He was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Cliff Pu and a collection of draft picks.

On the international stage, Skinner has represented Canada numerous times, including a silver medal finish at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Toronto Young Nationals GTHL 56 65 44 109 163
2008-09 Kitchener Rangers OHL 63 27 24 51 34 -5
2009-10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 64 50 40 90 72 +7 20 20 13 33 14
2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 31 32 63 46 +3
2010-11 Canada WC-A 7 3 3 6 8 +3
2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 64 20 24 44 56 -8
2011-12 Canada WC-A 8 3 2 5 4 +3
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 42 13 11 24 26 -21
2012-13 Canada WC-A 8 2 2 4 2 +4
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 33 21 54 22 -14
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 18 13 31 18 -24
2015-16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 28 23 51 38 -2
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 37 26 63 28 -3
2016-17 Canada WC-A 10 4 5 9 27 +8
2017-18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 24 25 49 34 -27
NHL Totals 579 204 175 379 268


NHL All-Rookie Team (2011) Calder Memorial Trophy (2011) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011)
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