Carolina Hurricanes

Jeff Skinner
current status: On roster
Birth Date:May 16, 1992 (23 years old)
Place of Birth:Toronto, Ont.
Experience:5 years
Drafted:Drafted by Carolina in 2010 (1/7).
Scouting Report
Assets: His skating sets him apart from the pack, thanks to great lower-body strength, quickness and balance. Is also a natural scorer who has the shot, smarts, focus and instincts to produce at any level. Can play all three forward positions effectively. Very determined and elusive on skates, he isn't afraid of the rough going.
Flaws: Lacks the ideal setup skills usually associated with the center position, so his NHL future probably lies mostly as a winger. Also, getting stronger in his upper body will only help him since he likes to bob and weave in heavy traffic areas. Must always keep his head up, because he will often cross into dangerous territory with the puck.
Career Potential: Excellent, versatile scoring forward with good upside.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Calder Memorial Trophy 2010-11
NHL All-Rookie Team 2010-11
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2010-11 (injury replacement)

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