In the Daily News, Rangers first round pick Brady Skjei says that the key to his game is “keeping it simple” and that he struggles when he tries to put too much on his plate.
On the kind of player that Skjei is, Craig Button told Michael Russo in the Star Tribune, “While he doesn’t put up a lot of points, he’s a guy that’ll help your offense. Because his skating is so good, he’ll hold the offensive blue line and not back out. And he’ll get the puck out of his own zone and get it forward.”
Skjei told the Rangers website, “I think I have some definite offensive upside. I feel like I am a good skater, can get up the ice, and make some good plays.”
Skjei told the Star Tribune that going to play for the US National Team made him into a two-way player, “I feel I’ve become an all-around defenseman. In high school hockey, I liked to skate it up a ton and play a lot of offense. I feel they’ve taught me to play both ends of the rink in Ann Arbor. And I’ve put on 25 pounds.”
At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff writes that Skjei displayed his “excellent vision” during his two days at development camp.