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Brady Skjei | Defenseman | #76

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/26/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (28) / NYR
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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. May 14 - 7:55 AM
Source: NY Post

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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
May 13 - 9:39 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.
Apr 30 - 10:03 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.
Apr 29 - 7:31 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
Apr 24 - 9:05 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
Apr 22 - 8:05 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.
Apr 16 - 10:02 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.
Apr 8 - 12:15 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."
Apr 5 - 6:08 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
Apr 4 - 9:56 AM

Brady Skjei picked up an assist on Sunday and now has 34 this season.

The rookie defenseman is quietly up to 39 points this season and has become a force offensively on the Rangers blueline. He likely will regress next season as most sophomore players do but he should be a fantasy asset in the years to come.
Apr 3 - 9:26 AM

Brady Skjei scored in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Skjei got the Rangers off on the right foot, as his goal made it 1-0 just 5:08 into the game. Unfortunately for New York, the Capitals woke up in the second period and scored four unanswered goals over the last 40 minutes. Skjei is putting together an impressive season. He's up to three goals and 30 points in 62 games.
Feb 28 - 10:35 PM

Brady Skjei is racking up the points.

The rookie defender picked up an assist during Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Devils. It was the primary tally to Mika Zibanejad's winner as well. Skjei now has 27 assists and 29 points in 60 games, including four assists over his last five games.
Feb 25 - 8:57 PM

Brady Skjei has recorded 25 assists this season.

He has produced 21 of them at even-strength, which is the fourth-most among NHL defensemen. The rookie defender has compiled one goal and nine helpers in the past 12 contests.
Source: NY Post
Feb 18 - 9:02 AM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is looking for Brady Skjei "to improve his decision making with the puck."

That said, Vigneault feels Skjei has taken positive steps this season. Skjei is a 22-year-old rookie, so naturally there's room for him to grow. Offensively he's shown promise with two goals and 24 points in 53 games despite averaging just 16:37 minutes per contest.
Source: NY Post
Feb 11 - 6:20 AM

Depth Charts

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