Jeff Skinner. (Photo Credit: Renee Kalicicki)

Seven Days to Skinny: Day Five


Jeff Skinner has gone worldwide. As the youngest player in the tournament and a forward for Team Canada, Skinner has continues to impress new audiences. He ranks 13th amongst scorers with three goals and three assists in less than seventy minutes of play. Canada has gone undefeated in six contests, including a 4-3 victory over USA. 

Skinny took some time in Kosice to answer some fan questions. You can read the article on the IIHF website.  

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:

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