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Brady Skjei | Defenseman | #76

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/26/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (28) / NYR

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Brady Skjei was on the ice for three even strength goals in a 4-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Skjei and Marc Staal combined for a minus-6 rating tonight and were severely outplayed by the Leafs from the moment the puck was dropped. Skjei has 16 points in 51 games this season with a minus-6 rating. He has no fantasy value but is someone to monitor heading into next season. Feb 1 - 9:36 PM

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Brady Skjei assisted on both of the Rangers' goals in a 2-1 overtime win against Detroit Friday night.

It was Skjei's first multi-point game of the season. After recording 39 points as a rookie last season, Skjei has taken a step back offensively with two goals and eight points in 23 contests.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 09:03:00 AM

Brady Skjei found himself as the subject of a Saturday Night Live skit where an interviewer refuses to attempt to pronounce his last name.

Skjei was apparently contacted ahead of time as SNL prepared to do the skit, but he couldn't participate so he was instead played by Alex Moffat. Skjei still was able to see the skit though. "I thought it was hilarious," Skjei said. "It was kind of weird seeing your jersey on SNL. He did a great job, Chance the Rapper (who played the interviewer for the skit). I thought it was really funny. It was a pretty cool experience." Skjei's name is pronounced shay.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 09:32:00 AM

Brady Skjei seems to have found a defense partner as he has meshed nicely with Kevin Shattenkirk.

The two have played very well together and have been an integeral part of the Rangers' current five-game win streak. Said New York coach Alain Vigeneault of the pair: "So I like the way both of those guys right now are building chemistry. That’s a good sign for us." Playing with Shattenkirk will mean more ice time and increased production opportunities for Skjei, so this is a good thing for Skeji onwers.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 09:37:00 AM

Brady Skjei's first goal of the season powered the Rangers to their first win of the year on Sunday night.

Reeling from an 8-5 loss in Toronto Saturday night, the 23-year-old defenseman put the Rangers up in the first period. Mika Zibanejad added an insurance marker in the third period and Henrik Lundqvist notched the shutout in the 2-0 win over Montreal. Skjei had 39 points in his rookie season last year.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 09:48:00 PM

Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei has a bright future.

The rookie defenseman had five goals and 39 points and is the future of the Rangers. He will not receive much in the way of Calder Trophy consideration as the class of 2017 was unbelievable but he is a good one. "If you notice the games where we played and were behind or tied, [Skjei] was getting a lot of minutes," Vigneault said. "We consider him one of our offensive defensemen. I think he’s through a real good first year of learning the game and understanding. Next year [he] should be better and more effective and ready for a bigger role and bigger minutes." Don't forget about him next season.
Source: NY Post
Sun, May 14, 2017 07:55:00 AM

Brady Skjei will play for the U.S. at the 2017 World Hockey Championship.

He potted four goals and added an assist in 12 playoff games, but it wasn't enough to get the Rangers to the Eastern Conference Final. Skjei enjoyed a superb rookie season in 2016-17 with five goals and 39 points in 80 contests.
Source: NY Post
Sat, May 13, 2017 09:39:00 AM

Brady Skjei's performance in Game 2 has the Rangers smiling.

The talented rookie rearguard was having a strong playoff until two games ago when his performance slipped. However, Saturday Skjei regained his form scoring two goals. "There’s been some real good communication with his teammates and we’ve had some real good video sessions," said Ranger coach Alain Vigneault regarding Skjei. "Obviously this is a bigger stage. Every shift he goes out there he gets more experience and I’m very confident that he’ll be able to handle it better. There’s a lot of upside there, not just skill-wise but mentally he’s a real bright kid. He’s learning every time he steps on the ice." Skjei has been one of the nice surprises for the Rangers this season.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Brady Skjei scored twice in the Rangers' 6-5 double overtime loss to Ottawa in Game 2 on Saturday.

Skjei is up to four goals in eight playoff games. Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, and Michael Grabner each found the back of the net for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad and Ryan McDonagh both assisted on two of New York's five goals. For Zibanejad, that gives him six points in eight postseason contests.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 07:31:00 PM

Coach Alain Vigneault benched defenseman Brady Skjei for the last 10:53 of the third period Saturday.

Skjei, who had a great season and playoff series against Montreal, struggled on Saturday and found himself on the bench in the last half of the third. The Rangers scored only 14 goals in the series but Skjei scored twice to lead all Rangers defensemen. He is a keeper next season as the rookie ended the regular season with five goals and 39 points in 80 games.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 09:05:00 AM

For those who thought Brady Skjei would slow down once the playoffs started, think again.

The surprising rookie defenseman, who was coming off a very successful regular season in which he registered 39 points in 80 games, has not seen his production fall off in the post-season. In fact, Skjei has been one of the better Ranger performers with two goals in five games.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 08:05:00 AM

Brady Skjei scored the Rangers' lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Montreal in Game 3 of their first round series on Sunday.

Skjei's first career playoff tally gave the blueshirts life late in the game, but the Canadiens played an ideal road game to take a 2-1 series lead. Kevin Klein and Mika Zibanejad earned assists on the goal.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017 10:02:00 PM

Brady Skjei will play Saturday in Ottawa.

The rookie defender has posted five goals and 39 points along with 42 PIMs, 66 blocks and 139 hits.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Brady Skjei won't be in the lineup on Wednesday night.

The Rangers will be resting the rookie defender along with Nick Holden because they are dealing with "bumps and bruises."
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Brady Skjei has logged big minutes over the Rangers' last two games while Ryan McDonagh has been sidelined.

Skjei was on the ice for 25:09 minutes on Friday and 22:21 minutes Sunday. In both cases that represented a team-high. Overall the rookie defenseman has averaged 17:23 minutes per game in 2016-17. "Even though he’s a rookie, I don’t consider him as a rookie," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "He plays big minutes, and he helps us on the power play. He’s going to be a real good player for us moving forward here." Skjei has five goals and 39 points in 78 games.
Source: NY Post
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 09:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3Ryan Spooner
4Peter Holland
5Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Vladislav Namestnikov
3Jimmy Vesey
4Cody McLeod
5Ryan Gropp
6Matt Beleskey
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Pavel Buchnevich
3Jesper Fast
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Brady Skjei
3Brendan Smith
4Tony DeAngelo
5Marc Staal
6Ryan Sproul
7John Gilmour
8Steven Kampfer
9Rob O'Gara
10Neal Pionk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec