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Jack Skille | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
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Finally, after 195 career games Jack Skille now has 25 career goals.
Skille opened the scoring Thursday night with a long twisted wrister midway through the second. Jhonas Enroth should've stopped it, but hey, a goal's a goal. Skille finished with two more shots and four hits. A nice start for the still only 27-year-old forward. Oct 9 - 11:38 PM

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Jack Skille is looking on the bright side after Columbus reacquired him with a waiver claim.

Skille had four goals in 16 games with the Blue Jackets in 2013-14, but he signed a two-way deal with the New York Islanders for the 2014-15 campaign. He wasn't able to make the cut in New York though and was consequently exposed on waivers. "I left things on such a high note with Columbus at the end of last season, and I was actually really bummed that we couldn't figure (out a new contract in June)," Skille said. "I thought I'd make a home there. Who knows, maybe the second time around will work out better." There's certainly that potential given that Columbus is missing forwards Nathan Horton, Boone Jenner, and of course restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. Those three were supposed to represent Columbus' top line, so there's plenty of openings.
Oct 6 - 5:37 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed forward Jack Skille on waivers from the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Skille played 16 games with the Jackets last year before signing with the Islanders during the off-season.
Oct 5 - 12:12 PM

Jack Skille, who signed a two-way deal with the Islanders on July 1, is confident about making the team.

Skille will get $750,000 if he makes the team and $300,000 if he is sent to the minors. "I have a lot more confidence, I'm a stronger player in a lot of areas," Skille said. "I'm expecting to have a strong camp, to make a strong showing. I signed here for a reason. I think they're going to give me a good, strong look. A lot of it as a player in this situation, it goes on the coach's trust. You've got to earn his trust right away, get him on your side. That's through smart play, good decisions on the ice and accepting your role. When you consistently do that in practice, in games, you earn the coach's trust. It's a huge piece for a player in my situation." The 27-year-old was selected seventh overall by Chicago in the 2005 Draft but has only 24 career goals in 194 NHL games. He had four goals in 16 games with Columbus last season and had an assist in six playoff games as the Blue Jackets used him throughout their only round of post-season action. He has little to no
Sep 13 - 8:49 AM

The New York Islanders signed winger Jack Skille to a two-way deal on Tuesday.

He isn't likely to be a major contributor in fantasy terms, if he's even an NHL regular.
Jul 1 - 7:06 PM

Columbus appears to be interested in keeping pending unrestricted free agent Jack Skille.

It's likely that he'll be seeking a one-way deal after he played on a two-way contract last season. Skille skated in 22 games with Springfield in the AHL and he appeared in 16 contests with the Blue Jackets.
Jun 12 - 12:08 PM

Jack Skille replaced the injured Nathan Horton on the top line Saturday.

Skille played alongside Ryan Johanson and Boone Jenner but managed to play only 10:19 minutes as he had two shots on goal and one hit. Skille was drafted seventh overall in the 2005 Draft but has never made his mark in the NHL.
Apr 13 - 6:45 AM

Jack Skille has been summoned from the minors.

He has generated 13 goals and 11 assists in 22 games with Springfield of the AHL this season and he hasn't played for the Blue Jackets since Dec. 31. Skille was sent to the minors after he recovered from an oblique injury and he aggravated it in a fight.
Apr 7 - 3:06 PM

Jack Skille (abdomen) should get some ice time in the minors.

Skille hasn't played since Dec. 31, but he was able to practice on Monday. He has four goals in 12 games in 2013-14.
Jan 22 - 12:41 PM

Jack Skille (abdomen) took part in Monday's practice.

Skille hadn't skated with the Blue Jackets since he sustained the injury on Dec. 31. He was wearing a no-contact jersey, so his return isn't imminent.
Jan 21 - 9:22 AM

Jack Skille engaged in his first session of rigorous skating since sustaining an oblique injury.

Skille hasn't played since Dec. 31. He has four goals in 12 games in 2013-14.
Jan 14 - 5:11 PM

Jack Skille's upper-body injury is related to his abdomen.

Skille left Tuesday's game in the second period as a result of the ailment. He didn't travel with his teammates to Phoenix, so he obviously won't be available on Thursday.
Jan 2 - 9:26 AM

Jack Skille suffered an upper body injury Tuesday and did not return after playing one shift in the second period.

Skille played only 4:35 minutes before leaving. The 26-year-old has four goals this season in 12 games with nary an assist as he sees bottom-six minutes. Consider him day-to-day.
Jan 1 - 5:22 AM

It has been nine days since Blue Jackets forward Jack Skille blocked a shot in Philadelphia, but his right forearm — from the base of his hand down almost to his elbow — is still swollen and discolored.

Nonetheless, he is contributing to the Jackets in many ways. The 26-year-old forward has four goals in nine games, despite mostly fourth-line duty. "I want everyone to know that I want to be a key player," Skille said. "Blocking a shot, taking a hit, whatever. This whole team is a bunch of good players and there’s real good chemistry here. When we’re playing well, it’s a tough team to handle. And I want to be part of that."
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 08:58:00 AM

Jack Skille (wrist) will return on Monday.

Skille missed Saturday's contest due to the ailment. He has three goals in eight games this season.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 09:30:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5Michael Chaput
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Boone Jenner
5Sonny Milano
6Jack Skille
7Simon Hjalmarsson
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Alexander Wennberg
3Jared Boll
4Marko Dano
5Corey Tropp
6Adam Cracknell
7Nathan Horton
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Tim Erixon
7Cody Goloubef
8Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Anton Forsberg