New York Rangers
New York Rangers
Brady Skjei
BradySkjei
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 200
BIRTHDATE: 03/26/1994
AGE: 20
BIRTHPLACE: Lakeville, MN, USA
DRAFTED: NYR: 2012-28 overall
COLLEGE CAREER
Currently playing his freshman season at the University of Minnesota.

2013-14:
Skated in 40 games with the Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big Ten, registering six goals and eight assists for 14 points, along with 30 penalty minutes and a plus-15 rating … Established career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes … Tied for second among defensemen on the team in goals and ranked third among defensemen on the team in points … Recorded points in back-to-back games on three separate occasions … Tallied the first multi-goal game of his career on March 15 vs. Michigan (two goals) … Registered the first multi-assist game of his career on March 29 vs. Robert Morris … Tallied seven points (three goals, four assists) in the final nine games of the season.

2012-13:
Made his collegiate hockey debut on Oct. 12 vs. Michigan State. Ranked second on the team among freshman defensemen in goals, assists, and points. Registered two points (one goal, one assist), including his first collegiate goal/assist/point, on Oct. 13 vs. Michigan State. Recorded an assist on Feb. 8 at St. Cloud State.

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CAREER

2011-12: Established USHL career-highs in games played (60), assists (19), points (23), and penalty minutes (36) with the U.S. National Under-18 Team. ... Tied for seventh on the team in assists ... Tied for third among team defensemen in points and ranked fourth in assists.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2012: Helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the Under-18 World Championship, recording one assist, 10 shots on goal and a plus-10 rating in six tournament contests. ... Led all tournament skaters with a plus-10 rating.

SCOUTING REPORT
Possesses impressive size and physical strenth. ... Is an exceptional skater. ... Displays the qualities of a shutdown NHL defenseman. ... Above average backwards skater with an above average shot.

BACKGROUND
Entered the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ranked 19th overall among North American skaters in the final Central Scouting Rankings. ... Committed to the University of Minnesota for the fall of 2012. ... Lists skating in the Minnesota State Tournament in 2010 with Lakeville North High as his favorite hockey memory. ... His grandfather, Stan, was a collegiate football star for the University of Minnesota in the early 1960s. ... Is a fan of Jessica Alba and singer Carrie Underwood. ... Also enjoys playing golf and football.

QUOTEBOOK
“He has NHL size and strength and is an above average NHL skater right now. He has the potential to be a shutdown defensemen.” — Amateur Scout, Tom Thompson

“Skating and size are his biggest attributes. He has solid shutdown type qualities and plays with some edge. He is a possible top-4 shutdown guy.” — Amateur Scout, Kevin Maxwell

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 22, 2012 –- Selected by the Rangers in the first round, No. 28 overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.