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Brady Skjei | Defenseman | #76

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/26/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (28) / NYR
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Brady Skjei will get into the lineup on Tuesday.
He was scratched last Friday. Adam Clendening will head to the press box instead against Ottawa. Skjei has one goal and 14 assists in 35 games this year. Tue, Dec 27, 2016 05:14:00 PM

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Brady Skjei was scratched Friday as a coach's decision.

"I thought the last little while he's been kind of struggling," coach Alain Vigneault said. "When we were looking at the scoring chances [against] and all the other [information], we felt this was the best move." Skjei received a bit of wake-up call and should be back in the lineup after the holiday break.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:06:00 AM

Brady Skjei will be made a surprise scratch against the Wild on Friday.

Odds are this isn't an indictment on the rookie defender, who has posted a goal and 15 points with 27 blocks and 63 hits through 35 games thus far. Adam Clendening will tag in, which may or may not be his holiday gift from coach Alain Vigneault.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 06:44:00 PM

Brady Skjei (mouth) is expected to be available for Thursday's contest.

Skjei missed Wednesday's practice to have dental work done. That's due to an incident on Tuesday when he took a skate to the chin. He temporarily left that game, but was able to return while wearing a full face shield so he might have the same protection on during Thursday's game.
Source: NY Post
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Brady Skjei didn't skate on Wednesday morning.

He received some dental work, so he wasn't available. Skjei was limited to 12:41 of ice time against Chicago on Tuesday. He has one goal and 13 assists in 31 games this year.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 02:31:00 PM

Brady Skjei scored his first NHL goal Sunday.

The defenseman was thrilled as well he should be. "It was awesome," Skjei said. "I’ve been waiting a while and you know I got a lucky bounce, but I’ll take it for sure." Including last season, it was the 37th game of his young career. The former number one pick of the Rangers in 2011, is highly touted and is worth looking at as he has 14 points in 30 games.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 09:38:00 AM

Brady Skjei had his five game points streak end Saturday.

The rookie defenseman played seven NHL games last season and then chipped in with five during the playoffs. He had six assists in his previous five games before the Flames ended the streak Saturday. Skjei has nine assists in 15 games and has been a valued member of the Rangers defensive corps this season.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 07:33:00 AM

Brady Skjei registered an assist in the Rangers' 5-3 win over the Islanders on Thursday.

Skjei was in danger of being left off the Rangers' opening game roster, but he managed to squeak onto the team. He only logged 14:14 minutes in the opener though, which was significantly less than the Rangers' five other blueliners.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Brady Skjei might be the final player cut from the Rangers' opening game roster.

Nothing has been made official yet, but if the Rangers plan to trim their roster by a defenseman, then it would make sense for it to be Skjei. Unlike all the other blueliners still with the Rangers, Skjei can be sent to the AHL without first clearing waivers. Skjei also didn't have the best of training camps.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Brady Skjei might end up falling short of a roster spot.

Skjei seemed like a pretty good bet to make the squad going into the Rangers' camp, but he's left something to be desired so far. "I haven’t honestly seen him play with the same speed and decision-making that I saw him playing last year," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "Obviously we’re early in the season. Guys are trying to – everybody’s trying to find their rhythm, young players and older players. Brady is, without a doubt, a skilled young defensemen that we have a lot of confidence in. But like some veteran players he needs to do a little bit more here and hopefully it will start next game." Based on that it seems like Skjei will enter the Rangers' preseason finale on Thursday with something to prove.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 05:09:00 AM

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.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 06:41:00 PM

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.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 08:06:00 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.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 06:11:00 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.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 02:08:00 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.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 12:44:00 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Steven Kampfer
8Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta
3Magnus Hellberg