Skjei has a chance to represent the United States this winter in the Under 20 tournament and has been participating in USA Hockey’s evaluation camp for the past few days.
Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton was in Lake Placid watching the camp and told Blueshirts United “In Brady’s case this is his first run at it, obviously just coming out of the draft. For him to make that team would be quite a story. He’s played really well, and his skating has been really good.”
Chris Peters writes at the United States of Hockey that Skjei “can skate, play the body and has shown good defensive smarts.”
On the his play at the evaluation camp, Skjei told Blueshirts United “The coaches knew my game going in because of my previous time in the (United States) program, so that provided me a certain comfort level. I just tried to be a solid two-way player for the team, probably more of a shut-down guy. I wanted to showcase my skating, which is probably the best part of my game and is a big part of international play, along with my shut-down abilities. I am happy with how it all went.”