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Jeff Skinner | Winger | #53

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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A trade involving Jeff Skinner may be on hold until Ilya Kovalchuk decides where to sign, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.
LeBrun explains that the teams that are interested in Skinner are also interested in bringing Kovalchuk into the fold. Kovalchuk is older, but a club wouldn't have to give up assets in a trade to acquire him. San Jose and Los Angeles are two examples of teams that are waiting on Kovalchuk. No matter what happens, there seems to be little doubt that the Hurricanes forward will find himself in a new city by the start of next season. The 26-year-old had 24 goals and 49 points in 82 games last season. Jun 15 - 7:54 PM

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Jeff Skinner has been linked to Los Angeles and Florida, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Both teams want to add scoring to their top-six forward groups. Skinner, who has one season left on his current contract, is viewed as a popular trade candidate this off-season.
Jun 11 - 5:40 PM

The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner could be traded "as soon as the next seven to 10 days".

The 'Canes are apparently looking for a first-rounder and a prospect for Skinner's services, which at least one team has found to be too rich of an asking price. The 26-year-old had 24 goals and 49 points in 82 games this season, but he racked up 37 goals and 63 points two years ago. Skinner is entering the final year of his contract that comes with a cap hit of $5.725 million. He'll become an unrestricted free agent in July of 2019.
Jun 6 - 8:56 PM

Jeff Skinner's future with the Hurricanes is uncertain.

Skinner, who has been mentioned in trade rumors, has one more season left on his contract before he is eligible for unrestricted free agency. "We have him for another year and that's the way it remains," Carolina GM Don Waddell said Tuesday. "Jeff's been a great player for our franchise. Certainly if there's another fit someplace that makes sense for all of us we might explore it, but if not we know he'll be a part of this group going forward."
May 22 - 3:53 PM

Multiple teams are contacting the Carolina Hurricanes to inquire about the availability of forward Jeff Skinner, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Friendman mentioned that "the number of teams contacting the Hurricanes about Jeff Skinner is growing". New GM Don Waddell will likely want to make a splash or two this offseason, so there's a chance that Skinner could find himself elsewhere once the season stats. The 25-year-old had 24 goals and 49 points in 82 games this season. Skinner has one year remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $5.725 million.
May 11 - 5:42 PM

Jeff Skinner scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

Skinner hadn't scored a goal in his last three games, and you may remember that he didn't register a shot on goal Friday, which ended a lengthy streak. He returned to the scoresheet Saturday, and now has seven points in his last six games for Carolina. The forward is up to has 24 goals and 48 points in 79 games this season.
Mar 31 - 9:50 PM

Jeff Skinner did not have a shot on goal Friday against the Capitals.

Why is this newsworthy, you may ask? Because it ended his streak of 97 games with at least one shot on target. That's quite a streak and it was the second longest in the league. Skinner has been quietly productive over the second half of the season, just as he was in 2016-17.
Mar 31 - 9:48 AM

Jeff Skinner knocked in his 23rd goal of the season Saturday.

The winger has three goals in his last two games as well as an assist and has 45 points this season in 75 games. The streaky shooter could get hot over the last two weeks like he did last season when he had 17 goals in his final 19 games.
Mar 25 - 7:26 AM

Jeff Skinner scored two goals and an assist in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Skinner opened the scoring just 48 seconds into the game. He then assisted on Phil Di Giuseppe's go-ahead goal (3-2) in the second frame before adding the game-winning goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Skinner finished the game with a plus-2 rating and four shots on goal in 15:32 of ice time. The 25-year-old has 22 goals and 44 points in 74 games this season. Valentin Zykov (twice) and Teuvo Teravainen also found the back of the net for the Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Mar 22 - 10:00 PM

Jeff Skinner has reached the 40-point milestone.

Skinner got there by registering an assist on Tuesday in his 67 game of the season. Unfortunately, he's also now gone seven contests without finding the back of the net as he remains stuck at 20 goals. Skinner has surpassed the 30-goal milestone on three separate occasions and finished 2016-17 with 37 markers, but it looks like 2017-18 will be recorded as a down season. That said, goals have a tendency to come in bunches and Skinner might have at least one more big hot streak left in him this campaign. The Hurricanes could certainly use it as they attempt to claw their way into the playoffs.
Mar 7 - 8:20 AM

Jeff Skinner scored his 20th goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 loss to New Jersey.

It was goal No. 200 of Skinner's career, and it earned the Hurricanes a point. Skinner scored late in the third to send the game to overtime, and now has 37 points in 60 games this season.
Feb 18 - 8:08 PM

Jeff Skinner is just one goal away from the 200th of his career.

Skinner inched within striking distance of that milestone by scoring a goal on Thursday. He's red hot right now with four goals and five points in his last four games. Skinner's goal on Thursday also gave him sole position of fifth place on the Hurricanes' all-time goals list, ahead of Jeff O'Neill. Blaine Stoughton is in fourth place on that list with 219 goals.
Feb 16 - 10:07 AM

Jeff Skinner scored a pair of goals in the Hurricanes' 7-3 win against Los Angeles.

Skinner went from scoring just four goals over the span of 24 games from Dec. 9 through Feb. 9 to netting three goals in just two contests. Goals can certainly come in bunches, so perhaps this is the start of a longer hot streak for Skinner. He has 18 goals and 35 points in 57 contests this season.
Feb 14 - 5:19 AM

Jeff Skinner potted his 16th goal of the season Saturday.

Skinner had been in a goal-scoring slump with only one goal in his last 11 games heading into action on Saturday. He had 37 goals last season with 17 coming in the last 19 contests. He will need another streak similar to that to get to the 30 goal mark for the fourth time in his eight year NHL career.
Feb 11 - 6:54 AM

Jeff Skinner's goal scoring slump hasn't concerned Hurricanes GM Ron Francis.

Skinner has just four goals over his last 27 games. "He’s been certainly snakebit," Francis acknowledged. "It’s not for lack of opportunity or lack of chances. The game coming out of the (NHL bye week) in Detroit he probably could have scored five. He had seven or eight great chances and nothing was going in for him. It’s not like he’s not getting the opportunities, though his shooting percentage ... is not his career norm. I tend to worry about guys when they’re not getting opportunities. I keep saying at some point it’s going to turn around for him. He scored 37 last year. Hopefully one or two go in for him and scorers get hot, right?" Skinner's shooting percentage is down to 7.9 compared to last season's 13.2% and his career average of 10.7%. However, his shots per game is roughly on par with 2016-17 when he finished with 37 goals.
Feb 8 - 5:50 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Derek Ryan
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Sebastian Aho
3Jordan Martinook
4Joakim Nordstrom
5Phil Di Giuseppe
6Brock McGinn
RW1Teuvo Teravainen
2Justin Williams
3Elias Lindholm
4Lee Stempniak
D1Justin Faulk
2Noah Hanifin
3Jaccob Slavin
4Brett Pesce
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Cam Ward
2Scott Darling