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Jack Skille | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 219
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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

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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

Jack Skille missed practice Friday and is questionable for Saturday after taking a puck off his wrist in the third period Thursday.

Skille was recalled earlier in the week. He has three goals in eight games this season as he has been up and down with the Blue Jackets and their minor league affiliate in Springfield.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 06:43:00 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have summoned Jack Skille.

Skille only ended up spending a few days in the minors before Columbus recalled him. He has two goals in seven games with the Blue Jackets in 2013-14.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Jack Skille has been returned to AHL Springfield.

The team has just 12 healthy forwards on the roster now, but Marian Gaborik could be close to returning. Skille has two goals in seven outings with Columbus this campaign.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 04:03:00 PM

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