banner
Canes Corner

Skinner named NHL First Star of the week

Posted December 9, 2013

Jeff Skinner (53) takes a shot during action at PNC Arena between the Carolina Hurricanes and the San Jose Sharks on December 6, 2013 in Raleigh, NC.  (Photo by: Will Bratton)

The National Hockey League announced Monday that Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner has been named the league’s First Star for the week ending Dec. 8.

Skinner, 21, scored five goals and earned one assist in three games as Carolina earned victories against the Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks. The Markham, Ont, native netted his first career hat trick with three goals in the Hurricanes’ 5-2 victory against Nashville last Thursday. Skinner leads Carolina in goals (9) this season despite missing 11 of the team’s 30 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 73 goals and 75 assists (148 points) in 207 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.

5 Comments

This blogpost is closed for comments.

Newest First
View all
  • OGE Dec 9, 12:47 p.m.

    Taking over his team!

  • Wags Dec 9, 2:30 p.m.

    Taking over his team!

    — Posted by OGE

    Someone needed to.

  • jscott13 Dec 9, 2:48 p.m.

    Agreed...the C on the jersey means nothing if actions don't back it up.

  • common tater Dec 9, 3:04 p.m.

    Keep it up Skinner. I think Gerbe and his hustle lit a fire under some of the others. I'll never forget that fight Gerbe was in...looked like a Rock 'em Sock 'em robot...punched the big guy about 10 times before the big goon knew he was in a fight.

  • tobin63 Dec 9, 5:41 p.m.

    Must we find a way to bash Eric Staal in every thread? I love Skinner as much as everyone else, and I'll even listen to an argument that he deserves the C, but #12 is NOT going anywhere and is NOT going to stop trying to win every night!! We all know that JR would replace the whole coaching staff before he'd trade Eric, so enough already! Nobody's giving him any credit when we win, so can we at least refrain from pointlessly sideswiping him while we're praising someone else?

  • Sun Bowl: Duke vs. Arizona State

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Louisiana Tech at NC State

    Tuesday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
2nd
MIA 48
BOS 36
 
Half
BRK 53
DET 51
 
2nd
SAC 45
LAL 43
 
2nd
ORL 37
PHI 33
 
2nd
WAS 41
PHO 44
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
IND
7:00pm Tonight
OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Half
UGA 41
SHU 22
 
1st
ALA 19
APP 22
 
7:00pm Tonight
KSU
NDST
 
7:00pm Tonight
WASU
SJST
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
2nd
DET 0
COL 0
 
2nd
EDM 2
DAL 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
BUF
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
TOR
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
4th
STL 20
NYG 37
 
4th
OAK 19
BUF 17
 
4th
DAL 42
IND 6
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA