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BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 2, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Skinner (5’11”, 200 lbs., 5/16/1992) joins the Sabres after spending his first eight NHL seasons with the Hurricanes. In his 579 career games, he has totaled 379 points (204+175), scoring the 20th-most goals in the NHL during that span and tying for 10th-most at even strength (159).

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Skinner recorded 49 points (24+25) in 82 games last season, topping the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in his career. He finished the season tied for 12th among all NHL players with 89 goals during the last three seasons and tied for seventh with 74 even-strength goals during that same span.

Skinner was selected by Carolina in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. In his first season, he topped the 30-goal mark for the first of three times in his career, earning a Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie.

Post-Game Report: 1/23 vs. CAR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
1 1 3 5 33
1 1 1 3 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Phil Varone made his NHL debut and picked up his first NHL point with an assist on the Sabres’ second goal.
  • Tyler Ennis scored a goal, extending his point streak to a career-best six games (3+4).
  • With his goal, Cody Hodgson has now tallied points (3+3) in five of six games since returning from an upper-body injury that sidelined him for eight games.
  • With one assist tonight, Steve Ott has now recorded seven points (1+6) in his last eight games.
  • Drew Stafford picked up an assist, increasing his total to five points (3+2) in the last three games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Phil Varone

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Brian Flynn

Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller

Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner

Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera

Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin