Tracking the Storm

More Hardware for Skinner

Thursday, 02.16.2012 / 8:30 PM ET / 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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72