Brady Skjei
Brady Skjei
Defenseman  - NYR
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 206
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 26, 1994  (Age 21)
Birthplace: Lakeville, MN, United States
Drafted: NYR / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (28th overall) PROSPECT BIO
Skated in eight regular season games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) ... Made his AHL debut on Apr. 3 vs. Syracuse ... Skated in 15 playoff games with the Wolf Pack, registering one goal and two assists for three points, along with 16 penalty minutes ... Tallied his first career professional goal/point on Apr. 26 at Providence ... Recorded his first career professional assist and posted a plus-two rating on May 15 vs. Hershey.


2014-15: Skated in 33 games with the University of Minnesota of the NCAA, registering one goal and nine assists for 10 points, along with a plus-seven rating and 32 penalty minutes ... Established a collegiate career-high in assists while helping Minnesota capture the Big 10 Championship ... Tied for third among team defensemen in assists ... Posted a three-game point streak from Oct. 12 vs. RPI to Oct. 25 vs. Bemidji State (one goal, two assists) ... Tied a single-game career-high with two assists on Jan. 30 at Wisconsin

2013-14: Established collegiate career-highs in games played (40), goals (six), assists (eight), points (14), and plus/minus rating (plus-15) ... Tied for second among Minnesota defensemen in goals ... Tallied the first multi-goal game of his career on Mar. 15 vs. Michigan (two goals) ... Registered the first multi-assist game of his career on Mar. 29 vs. Robert Morris ... Recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) in the final nine games of the season ... Tallied one assist and ranked second on Team USA with a plus-five rating in five games at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship

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.


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.

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.