Brady Skjei is going to push people this year

SkjeiJeff Beukeboom was on the Rangers Blue Line Podcast recently and spoke about Brady Skjei, saying that in the few games he played in Hartford last year “you could see the raw talent.”

Beukeboom said that his skating reminds people of Ryan McDonagh’s and that you could almost think they were twins if they were on the ice at the same time.

Gordie Clark said that Skjei is “going to push people” but that he may be like McDonagh and need to play half a season, or more, in the AHL.(NYR)

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Brady Skjei scores but Wolf Pack lose in 3OT

The Wolf Pack lost 2-1 to the Providence Bruins last night in 3OT and not trail the Bruins 2-1 in their series.

  • Mat Bodie: minus one, 2 shots
  • Brady Skjei: 1 goal, 3 shots, roughing penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: minus one, 2 shots
  • Ryan Bourque: 5 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: 4 shots
  • Chris Bourque: minus two, 9 shots
  • Chris Mueller: 2 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: minus two, 4 shots
  • Michael Kostka: 1 assist, 1 shot, interference penalty
  • Danny Kristo” 1 assist, 3 shots
  • Ryan Haggerty: 1 shots

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The Rangers want to get Brady Skjei signed and to Hartford ASAP

Brady SkjeiThe Rangers are hoping to get 2012 first round pick Brady Skjei signed and sent to Hartford as soon as possible. (NY Post)

Skjei’s college season ended this past week.

Negotiations have not yet started with Skjei, a junior at Minnesota, but if he performs well in the AHL through the rest of the season he could possibly join the Rangers roster as a spare defenseman during the playoffs. (NY Post)

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Brady Skjei has made progress this year at Minnesota

Brady SkjeiBrady Skjei was ranked as the second best NCAA defenseman who has already been drafted. (HF)

One area where Skjei has made “great strides” is how he uses his “superb skating and passing” to make plays. He has become more creative with the puck and possess a “pro-style” shot that he is using better this year. (HF)

DJ Powers says that Skjei’s time at the Rangers development camp this past summer “went a long way” toward Skjei’s game progressing. (HF)

Gordie Clark has said that Skjei is close to being ready to turn pro.

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Read: Brady Skjei is in the mold of other young Rangers

Brady SkjeiIn the 2014 Hockey News Yearbook, Brady Skjei was second on the Rangers prospect list and given an NHL timeline of 2016-17.

Gordie Clark thinks that Skjei is ready to turn pro and adds that he is a “dominant player” in the category of Chris Kreider and Ryan McDonagh in terms of his size, mobility and skating. Clark said that players know when they are ready. (

Skjei is an “elite skater” who has the kind of mobility and size that make for a “quality defender.” Skjei has improved his decision making but his offensive game hasn’t been at the level he showed before college. (ESPN Insider)

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