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Jeff Skinner named NHL first star of the week

Posted January 6, 2014

The National Hockey League announced Monday that Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner has been named the league’s First Star for the week ending Jan. 5. It marks the second time Skinner has earned the honor in less than a month, as he was also named First Star for the week ending Dec. 8.

Skinner, 21, scored six goals and earned three assists (9 points) in four games as Carolina earned victories against the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, New York Islanders and Nashville Predators. The Markham, Ont, native had two goals and an assist as the Hurricanes came from three goals down in the third period to beat the Canadiens on New Year’s Eve. Skinner followed that up with his second hat trick of the season, including the overtime, game-winning goal at Washington on Thursday. After earning the primary assist on Brett Sutter’s game-winner against the Islanders Saturday, Skinner had his third multi-point effort with the game-winning goal and an assist against Nashville on Sunday night. Skinner leads Carolina and ranks tied for ninth in the NHL in goals (20) and game-winning goals (4) this season despite missing 11 games due to injury.

Selected by the Hurricanes in the first round, seventh overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Skinner (5’11”, 200 lbs.) has totaled 84 goals and 80 assists (164 points) in 220 career NHL games. He appeared in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, and won the Calder Trophy as the league’s rookie of the year in 2010-11.

The Hurricanes travel to Buffalo Monday and will take on the Sabres on Tuesday at 7 p.m. (FOX Sports Carolinas, 99.9FM The Fan ESPN Radio).

The team returns home after the game, and hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs at PNC Arena on Thursday. 

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  • n4dxa Jan 7, 2014

    Congrats to Jeff. We'll deserved!

  • jbadey Jan 7, 2014

    Awesome job Skinner!! Kepp it going!

  • pja1357 Jan 7, 2014

    Skinner can deliver for sure!!! He has been playing remarkable!!! Time for the rest of the team to step up and bust it.

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