Jeffrey Scott Skinner is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. He previously played for the Carolina Hurricanes for eight seasons, and was an alternate captain of the Hurricanes from 2016 to 2018. Selected seventh overall by the Hurricanes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Skinner was the youngest player in the NHL during the 2010–11 season and is the youngest player ever to play in the NHL All-Star Game, as well as any All-Star game within the four major North American sports leagues. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy for best rookie in the 2010–11 season, becoming the first Hurricanes' player to do so.
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About Jeff Skinner
Seventh overall pick of the Carolina Hurricanes who entered the NHL as the youngest player in the league and shortly after appeared in his first All Star Game as the youngest player to ever play in that game.
He played his junior hockey as a team member of the Kitchener Rangers starting in 2008 before being drafted in 2010 for the NHL.
Not only was he the youngest to play in the NHL All Star Game, he was the youngest to play in any All Star Game across all four major North American sports.
He grew up in a big family with four sisters and one brother.
He replaced fellow Canadian hockey player Sidney Crosby in the 2011 All Star Game when Crosby was injured.
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- Sportspeople from Markham, Ontario
- Calder Trophy winners
- Carolina Hurricanes draft picks
- Canadian expatriate ice hockey people
- Kitchener Rangers players
- Carolina Hurricanes players
- Canadian expatriate sportspeople in the United States
- Buffalo Sabres players
- National Hockey League All-Stars