My favorite answer was in response to facing Tuomo Ruutu, “Well, yes and no. I mean, he’s a tough player to play against, so I’m not looking forward in that sense.”
Also from the IIHF website:
Marc Methot commented on Skinner, “He’s extremely quiet, but he’s got a really dry sense of humor and I think he’s really starting to come out of his shell right now. We all love the kid and he’s really impressed a lot of people so far.”
Skinny on his new team, “We’ve been together a couple of weeks now and we’ve been developing some chemistry. In a game like this, it’s a good time to develop good habits and to figure out where everyone fits in on the ice. We also talk a lot on the bench and that’s a good time to figure things out.”
Of course, no Skinner post would be complete without some highlight reels.
Funny goal in practice…
Skinner’s goal in Top Five IIHF highlight video:
Going five hole. Skinny’s penalty shot against France: