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Jeff Skinner Added to Roster for All-Star Game

Originally selected as one of 12 rookies for the weekend, will now play in Sunday’s game

Wednesday, 01.26.2011 / 10:00 AM / News
By Terrell Williams
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RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey today announced that Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner has been added as an injury replacement to the 42-player roster for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover, to be held at the RBC Center in Raleigh on Sunday. Skinner, who joins teammates Eric Staal and Cam Ward in the game, was originally chosen as one of 12 rookies picked to participate in NHL All-Star Weekend.

Skinner, 18, currently leads all NHL rookies in points (40) and assists (22) and ranks second in goals (18). The youngest player in the NHL, Skinner ranks tied for second among Hurricanes skaters in points, second in goals, fourth in assists, tied for fourth in power-play points (13) and third in power-play assists (9). The Markham, Ont., native earned an assist against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 8 in Helsinki, Finland, becoming the youngest player in franchise history to register a point. He became the youngest player in franchise history to score a goal less than two weeks later, netting his first NHL goal on Oct. 20 against Jonathan Bernier of the Los Angeles Kings. Carolina’s first-round pick, seventh overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry draft, Skinner totaled 90 points (50g, 40a) in 64 regular-season games, and added 20 goals in 20 playoff games, in his final season of junior hockey with the Kitchener Rangers in 2009-10.

The NHL, working in conjunction with the National Hockey League Players’ Association, replaced the traditional conference vs. conference format for the All-Star teams with a player draft that will determine the team rosters for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover, as well as the Honda NHL SuperSkills. The Jan. 28 NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft powered by Cisco will be televised live nationwide on VERSUS in the U.S. at 8 p.m. ET from NHL Fan Fair at the Raleigh Convention Center.  

The 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover will mark the first time Carolina has hosted NHL All-Star activities. The League’s mid-season spectacular will take place Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30, and will include the Honda NHL SuperSkills and the 58th NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover at the RBC Center. Live television coverage of both nights will be provided by VERSUS in the U.S. The Honda NHL SuperSkills will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, and the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover will start at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
2 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
3 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
4 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
5 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
6 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
7 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
8 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 79 21 40 -13 61
J. Skinner 71 33 21 -14 54
A. Sekera 74 11 33 4 44
A. Semin 65 22 20 1 42
J. Staal 82 15 25 2 40
J. Faulk 76 5 27 -9 32
N. Gerbe 81 16 15 -6 31
J. Tlusty 68 16 14 2 30
R. Nash 73 10 14 0 24
P. Dwyer 75 8 14 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 19 14 1 .926 2.30
C. Ward 10 12 6 .898 3.06
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