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Jeff Skinner | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
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Jeff Skinner will be a key player if the Hurricanes are going to make a run at a playoff spot in the 2015-2016 season.
Skinner is a two-time 30-goal scorer who dropped to just 18 goals and 31 points with a minus 24 rating in 77 games played last year. He is still only 24-years-old and has plenty of time to reach his potential but needs to bounce back. Carolina’s head coach, Bill Peters agrees: "We need Jeff Skinner to have a bounce-back year, he's an offensive guy; he's proven he can score at the NHL level. We need to get him back to being a consistent 25-to-30-goal scorer." If Skinner is able to rebound, the ‘Canes could prove to be a much tougher team to compete against. Aug 9 - 1:55 PM

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Do not be surprised if the Carolina Hurricanes deal Jeff Skinner on the weekend.

The Hurricanes did not deal the winger on Friday as many thought would happen but with the NHL draft concluding on Saturday with rounds 2-7, Skinner could still be on the move as Carolina will move the last four seasons of his contract that will take up $5.735 million per season of their salary cap. Skinner is a scorer but has had a history of concussions in the last few seasons.
Jun 27 - 6:36 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes are willing to trade Jeff Skinner.

In fact, the Hurricanes have been calling other teams to explore a deal. Still just 23-years-old, Skinner has four seasons left on his contract that dings the cap at $5.725 per. Despite his history of head injuries, Skinner has missed double-digit games just twice in his five seasons. In 2014-15, he shot well below his career shooting percentage but still managed to put home 18 goals and 31 points over 77 games.
Jun 25 - 6:59 PM

Jeff Skinner is still being mentioned in trade rumors.

With the NHL Draft set for this weekend, trade talk around the league has intensified and the Hurricanes are reportedly open to dealing Skinner. The 23-year-old winger has four more years left on his contract, which carries a cap hit of $5.725 million. He is owed $6 million in each of those years. Skinner has hit the 30-goal mark twice in five seasons, but his concussion issue and a disappointing 2014-15 campaign has made him available.
Jun 24 - 4:48 PM

Jeff Skinner is hoping he can turn a tough 2014-15 season into a learning experience that will benefit his development.

"For me it was an opportunity to learn and grow from," he said. "To go through stretches throughout the year and not be producing is frustrating, but you try to turn it into a positive experience by learning from it." He's aware that his name has surfaced in some trade rumors, but he understands that comes with the territory of being a professional athlete. He has four years remaining on a contract that carries a $5.725 million cap hit. Skinner is set to earn $6 million in each of those years.
Apr 13 - 4:13 PM

Jeff Skinner ended the season Saturday on an 18 game goalless streak.

The winger managed only two assists in that span as he ended up with only 18 goals in what was a very disappointing season for the 22-year-old. Skinner broke into the NHL full of potential and has had two 30 goal seasons in the NHL in his previous four years but has battled concussion problems of late. You have to wonder if the concussions have already taken its toll on the young forward.
Apr 12 - 6:43 AM

Jeff Skinner has not found the back of the net in his last 13 games.

Skinner has been stuck on 18 goals for a long time and it's now conceivable that he may not hit the 20 goal mark with only a week to go in the season. The 22-year-old has 31 points in 72 games with a horrid minus-22 rating. Once thought of as one of the rising stars in the NHL, Skinner has certainly taken a great fall, reminiscent of Humpty Dumpty.
Apr 4 - 5:11 AM

Jeff Skinner had an assist in a 2-1 overtime loss to Ottawa Tuesday night.

Skinner ended a four-game point drought. With 18 goals and 30 points in 64 games, this is shaping up to be the worst season of his young career from a points per game perspective.
Mar 18 - 9:12 AM

Jeff Skinner scored a goal in Carolina's 3-0 win over Washington.

The Hurricanes have consistently been one of the Eastern Conference's worst teams this season, so the fact that they were able to blank the Capitals is a little surprising. Carolina scored a goal in each of the three periods on Friday. Skinner has now scored a goal in each of his last three games. The 22-year-old has 16 goals and 25 points in 55 games this season. He was named the second star of the game. Carolina has now won three of their last four contests.
Feb 27 - 10:17 PM

Jeff Skinner tickled the twine for the Hurricanes, but they fell 3-1 to the Devils on Saturday night.

Skinner scored at 13:56 of the third period, for his 14th of the season. Though he does have three goals over his past five games, Skinner has just 23 points this season. There’s still a ton of talent here, so keep an eye on him later in next season’s drafts. Alexander Semin and John-Michael Liles got the assists.
Feb 21 - 9:44 PM

Jeff Skinner potted a goal for the Hurricanes in their 6-3 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

Skinner scored his 12th in the second period, to give him goals in back-to-back games. It has been a difficult year from an offense perspective for Skinner, who has 12 goals and 21 points. The silver lining is that he has 151 shots on goal, so a little more puck luck could go a long way to him ending the season on a high note. Elias Lindholm and Andrej Nestrasil got the other goals. Jay McClement and Justin Faulk each recorded two helpers.
Feb 14 - 11:07 PM

Jeff Skinner says that the 2014-15 season has been frustrating for him.

With only 11 goals thus far, his fantasy owners are saying the same thing. He has only 20 points in 48 games this season. "It’s been a little frustrating for me, personally," Skinner said. "When you want to help the team win, for me, being a part of that is producing offensively. That’s part of my job. So, yeah, it’s a little frustrating." He is capable of so much more and at age 22 it is still way to early to give up on him in keeper fantasy pools.
Feb 14 - 8:09 AM

Jeff Skinner scored his 11th marker of the season in a 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

Skinner snapped a 10 game pointless drought, finally managing to score just his 20th point in 48 games this season. He also went a -2 in the game and fired seven shots on goal. It was a flash of his normal self in what has been a very inconsistent season for the 22-year-old.
Feb 12 - 10:18 PM

Jeff Skinner returned to Friday's game after going into the end boards in the second period.

It was thought that Skinner may have suffered yet another concussion but all was well and he returned to the game later in the period. Coach Bill Peters said after the game that it was Skinner's shoulder that took the blow. Skinner has 10 goals and 19 points this season in 39 games and has not been a fantasy asset this season.
Jan 17 - 7:22 AM

Jeff Skinner’s two-point night wasn’t enough to lead the Hurricanes in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues on Saturday night.

Skinner scored in the first and assisted on Victor Rask’s first-period goal as well. Skinner, who had not scored since Dec. 20, now has goals in two straight games. He has 10 goals and 19 points on the year, so he hasn't been an asset in fantasy leagues. Rask also had an assist. Eric Staal and Riley Nash got the other goals in the loss.
Jan 10 - 11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Derek Ryan
LW1Eric Staal
2Jeff Skinner
3Nathan Gerbe
4Chris Terry
5T.J. Hensick
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Riley Nash
3Andrej Nestrasil
4Zach Boychuk
D1Justin Faulk
2James Wisniewski
3Ron Hainsey
4Ryan Murphy
5John-Michael Liles
6Michal Jordan
7Rasmus Rissanen
8Noah Hanifin
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack