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Brady Skjei | Defenseman | #76

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/26/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (28) / NYR

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Despite Ryan McDonagh's return for Game 3 on Tuesday night against Pittsburgh, rookie Brady Skjei will play.
Skeji, a lefty who normally plays on the left side, will slide over to the right and is expected to play with the captain. Through 36 shifts and averaging just over 18 minutes of work in the first two games of the series, Skjei has posted an assist with four hits, and eight blocks. Apr 19 - 6:41 PM

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Defenseman Brady Skjei picked up his first NHL playoff point in his career.

Skjei was drafted 28th overall in 2012 and the Rangers sent him to the AHL this season where he had 28 points in 68 games with a couple of cups of coffee in the NHL. He has some nice offensive ability that could prove handy for poolies in the next couple of seasons.
Apr 17 - 8:06 AM

Expect Brady Skjei to get his fair share of power play time on the second unit.

Well hey now, that's exciting. Skjei has posted 28 points in 68 games with AHL Hartford in his rookie campaign. The 22-year-old's offensive ability is only beginning to blossom, so he could be a boon for a now depleted power play.
Apr 5 - 6:11 PM

Brady Skjei has been called by the Rangers.

Ryan McDonagh was hurt on Monday against Columbus, which prompted the call up. Skjei has appeared in four games with New York this season, while earning 28 points in 68 games with Hartford of the AHL.
Apr 5 - 2:08 PM

Brady Skjei has been sent down by New York.

The Rangers don't play again until Saturday, so Skjei could rejoin the team if Marc Staal isn't ready to return.
Mar 9 - 12:44 PM

Brady Skjei will pair with Dan Boyle against the Sabres on Tuesday.

The classic baby faced rookie-grizzled veteran pairing will make the Rangers' third defensive unit. Skjei has done well during his first go at professional hockey, scoring three goals and 23 points for AHL Hartford thus far. The 21-year-old is regarded highly so tonight may be a fine opportunity to see him in action.
Mar 8 - 6:21 PM

Brady Skjei has been summoned from the minors.

He is up with the Rangers on an emergency basis because of injuries to Marc Staal and Dyan McIlrath, who both won't play on Tuesday.
Mar 7 - 5:45 PM

Brady Skjei has been sent to AHL Hartford.

Skjei was on the ice for 22:17 minutes in the Rangers' 5-2 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday. His demotion might be an indication that one or both of Ryan McDonagh (jaw/neck) or Marc Staal (lower body) will be available on Thursday.
Feb 25 - 11:11 AM

Brady Skjei has been summoned from the minors.

He will play against the Devils on Tuesday night because one of the team's six defensemen who practiced on Monday isn't able to play. The team didn't say who would be sitting, though.
Feb 23 - 3:24 PM

Brady Skjei has been sent to the minors.

Skjei has no points in two games with the Rangers in 2015-16. He also has two goals and 11 points in 27 AHL contests.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Brady Skjei has been summoned from the minors.

He will make his NHL debut on Tuesday night versus the Edmonton Oilers. Skjei was selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Rangers.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Brady Skjei was among the cuts for the Rangers after Saturday night’s game.

Even though he won’t be playing with the big club on Day 1, Skjei has a very good chance of making his NHL debut this season. Chris Summers and Mat Bodie were also sent back down to Hartford, leaving the Rangers with eight defensemen in camp, including Raphael Diaz and Dylan McIlrath.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 12:10:00 AM

New York has signed Brady Skjei to an entry-level contract.

He will play for AHL Hartford for the rest of this season on an amateur tryout. Skjei recorded 10 points in 33 games with the University of Minnesota this past season. He was the 28th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 04:29:00 PM

The New York Rangers are attempting to sign their first pick from 2012, Brady Skjei.

Skjei was selected 28th overall and has spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Gophers of the NCAA. He has completed his junior year and could play with Hartford of the AHL if he signs. Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 09:53:00 AM

New York Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton agrees with early comparisons linking prospect Brady Skjei to current big-league defenseman Ryan McDonagh.

"I think that's a fair comparison," said Gorton. "He's a tremendous skater, he has size and a lot of potential." Skjei was flattered to hear to hear that as well and said "if I can be half as good as him I'll be happy. He's a guy I'd like to play like and hopefully someday I can play like him." They are both from Minnesota and play a similar style. Skjei is playing in his first season with the University of Minnesota and he's currently trying to secure a roster spot with the United States for the 2013 World Junior Championship.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 03:58:00 PM

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C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Oscar Lindberg
4Josh Jooris
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Brandon Pirri
5Jimmy Vesey
6Nathan Gerbe
7Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3J.T. Miller
4Pavel Buchnevich
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Brady Skjei
8Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta