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More Hardware for Skinner

Thursday, 02.16.2012 / 8:30 PM / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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More Hardware for Skinner
Jeff Skinner can add another piece of hardware to his collection.

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Skinner was named the Triangle’s Sports Person of the Year by the Greater Raleigh Sports Council on Thursday at the organization’s annual Evening of Champions event. The award caps off yet more recognition of his outstanding season as an 18-year-old rookie in 2010-11.

Skinner’s award collection from his first season in the National Hockey League includes, most notably, the Calder Trophy; the NHL named Skinner its rookie of the year after he led rookies in scoring with 63 points, ranked second in assists (32) and third in goals (31). He was also voted by his peers as the Sporting News Rookie of the Year.

Among his on-ice accomplishments last season was becoming the youngest All-Star in NHL history. At age 18 and 259 days, Skinner skated with Team Staal in front of the hometown crowd at the RBC Center, breaking a record previously set by Steve Yzerman (18 years and 267 days).

“It was a crazy year,” Skinner said at the ceremony. “Looking back on it, you’re able to take in everything a lot more clearly than going through it. I have a lot of people to thank.”

Though he was sidelined with a concussion for just over a month, Skinner, now 19 years of age, has continued to perform well on the ice. Through 41 games this season, he has 30 points (15g, 15a), which ranks tied for second on the team in scoring.

Originally from Markham, Ontario, Skinner was grateful for the Hurricanes organization and his family for allowing him the opportunity to play hockey at the professional level and ultimately achieve this honor.

“My family has been huge my whole life, and especially this past year giving me all the support they can,” he said at the ceremony. “I come from a big family, and it’s important to me that they’re there.”




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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61