Jeff Skinner is Elite: Volume Two

Note: This is the second in a series of posts that will prove that Jeff Skinner, unlike Joe Flacco, is an elite talent. These stats are only for regular season play. Poor Jeffrey has never seen postseason action in the NHL. 

2016-2017 Odds and Ends

  • Skinner scored more even strength goals this season than Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene, Colorado’s top two point scorers, COMBINED.
  • He was twelfth in the league in takeaways with 65.
  • Skinner was seventh in the league with 281 shots
  • He drew 1.46 penalties per 60-minutes. That was good for 14th in the league among players who drew into at least half of their team’s games.
  • Skinny scored more goals than five of the last six Hart Memorial Trophy winners: Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Corey Perry, Henrik Sedin, and Carey Price (lol).
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Draft Class

Skinner was taken seventh overall from the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers. Drafted alongside our baby boy were recognizable names such as Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Ryan Johansen. Out of all players drafted in the 2010 Entry Draft, Skinner is:

  • 2nd in total goals (180). Only nine behind Tyler Seguin.
  • 2nd in games played (497)
  • 3rd in total points (330)

Franchise Accolades (includes Hartford Whalers)

  • 8th in goals (180)
  • T-9th in game winning goals (26)
  • 4th in shots (1632)
  • 7th in goals per game (.36)
  • T-4th in hat tricks (4)

Oh, and in 2011, he became the youngest player since 1955 to play in a NHL all-star game. He was 18 years, 8 months, 14 days. Ironically the game was held at PNC, errr RBC Center. During the same year, he became the youngest player (at the time) to win the Calder Memorial Trophy. Nathan MacKinnon later ousted him of this title in 2014.

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This concludes Volume Two.

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