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Jeff Skinner Press Conference

SABRES SIGN SKINNER TO EIGHT-YEAR CONTRACT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 7, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Jeff Skinner to an eight-year contract with an average annual value of $9 million.

Skinner (5’11”, 187 lbs., 5/16/1992) led all Sabres with a career-high 40 goals during his first season with the Sabres in 2018-19. His 40-goal campaign was good for the third-highest total ever recorded by a first-year Sabre, and his 32 even-strength goals marked the highest total by a player in his first year with the team.

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Skinner has appeared in 661 games since entering the NHL in the 2010-11 season as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes, totaling 442 points (244+198). Since joining the league, he is tied for 13th among all NHL skaters with 244 goals and ranks fifth with 191 even-strength markers.

Skinner was selected by Carolina in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie in the 2010-11 season and has twice been selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game (2011 and 2019).

In addition to his NHL accomplishments, Skinner has represented Canada at four IIHF World Championships, totaling 24 points (12+12) in 33 games and earning a silver medal at the 2017 tournament.

2018-19 Locker Room Clean-Out Audio

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Post-Game Report: 4/2 vs. Nashville

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(44-29-6)
1 1 1 3 35
Sabres
(31-38-10)
1 1 0 2 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his 38th goal of the season, Jeff Skinner set a new single-season career high. He also tied Gilbert Perreault (1970-71) and Ray Sheppard (1987-88) for the third-most goals scored by a first-year Sabre.
    • His 30 even-strength goals are already the most ever recorded by player in his first year with the Sabres.
    • Skinner is now two points from tying his career high of 63 set as a rookie in 2010-11 and matched in 2016-17.
  • With his goal, Kyle Okposo now has 12 points (7+5) in 13 career games against the Predators, including six points (5+1) in his six meetings with Nashville as a member of the Sabres.
  • Evan Rodrigues recorded his 19th and 20th assists of the season, surpassing his previous single-season high of 18.
  • With his assist on Okposo’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen has totaled 40 points (5+35) this season.
    • Ristolainen becomes just the third defenseman in Sabres history to record 40 points in at least four consecutive seasons, joining Phil Housley and Jerry Korab.
  • Brandon Montour also recorded an assist tonight and now has nine points (2+7) in 18 games with the team.
  • Jack Eichel set a new career high with 26:14 of ice time, topping his previous high of 25:57. Eichel’s previous career high in a game that ended in regulation was 25:45 (Oct. 6, 2018 vs. NYR).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Predators
Rinne W .929 2.00
Sabres Hutton L .914 3.10

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Predators Rinne 27-19-4 .917 2.44
Sabres Hutton 17-25-5 .908 3.02

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators forward Ryan Johansen

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban

Post-Game Report: 3/12 vs. Dallas

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Stars
(36-28-5)
0 2 0 2 27
Sabres
(30-30-9)
0 0 0 0 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s loss, the Sabres have fallen to 19-11-4 at home this season.
  • The Stars have now won consecutive games in Buffalo for the first time since they won three straight from Feb. 7, 1992 to Feb. 13, 1994.
  • Ben Bishop became the first goaltender to shut the Sabres out twice in a season since Roberto Luongo and Marc-Andre Fleury did so in 2014-15.
  • Tage Thompson appeared in his 100th NHL game tonight.
  • Rasmus Dahlin led all Sabres with 24:50 of ice time.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Stars
Bishop W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Ullmark L .926 2.11

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Stars Bishop 23-14-2 .932 2.08
Sabres Ullmark 14-11-4 .907 3.10

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Alexander Nylander

Sabres forward Tage Thompson

Stars head coach Jim Montgomery

Stars forward Blake Comeau

Stars forward Roope Hintz

Stars goaltender Ben Bishop