Read: What College Will Do For Brady Skjei

Brady Skjei told MN Hockey Prospects that when he was playing high school hockey in Minnesota he was an offensive player who didn’t play much defense.

Skjei then went to play for the US National Team in Ann Arbor, Michigan and says that he became a much more complete defenseman.

On what he expects from going to college, Skjei told the NY Post, “I think going to Minnesota with their coaching staff will help my game a ton so I keep progressing over the next couple of years.”

On Skjei, Jeff Gorton said to the Rangers website “He is going to grow, play a lot and I see some similarities to Kreider. He are going to compete for championships and Michigan is a good place to develop.”

When asked to describe his game, Skjei told the Rangers website, “I would say I am a smooth skating two-way defenseman that can play on the PP but also play solid shutdown defense.”

Gorton added “he is a guy we had targeted for a while. He is a good shut down defenseman that can skate, comes from a good family and it fits in with what we have been doing the last five years.”

When asked to describe his game, Skjei told the Rangers website, “I would say I am a smooth skating two-way defenseman that can play on the PP but also play solid shutdown defense.”

Grant Sonier writes at ESPN Insider that Skjei is one year away from being able to play in the NHL. He says that the biggest obstacle to Skjei making the Rangers when he is ready is the amount of players the Rangers already have on the roster.