9/13/17 | Skjei said that he is excited to hopefully take on a new role this season but said that he doesn't need to change how he plays to do that. (NY Post)
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9/3/17 | Brady Skjei is back in New York and skating with some of his teammates during informal workouts after spending the summer training with Ryan McDonagh.
Skjei said that right now he is "feeling great" and that he and McDonagh worked hard 5 days a week and skated a lot during their time in Minnesota.
He added, "physically I feel really good and it will be good to get into game shape here and play preseason games."
Skjei played in 80 games last season and had 5 goals, 34 assists, an average of 17:28 per game, 230 shot attempts, 127 shots on goal, 147 hits and 51 giveaways.
When he was on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers had 50.6% of the shot attempts. (HR)
In the playoffs Skjei averaged 19:15 per game and had 4 goals and 1 assists in 12 games with 19 shots on goal.
Adam Rotter: Skjei and Brendan Smith will look to form a solid second defense pair behind McDonagh and Kevin Shattenkirk and probably come in around 20 minutes per game. I'd expect the Rangers to flip his PP and PK time this season and get him more acclimated to being a penalty killer, especially with Kevin Shattenkirk likely eating most of the PP time at the point. Skjei is a very important part of the Rangers current and future and the amount of offense he was able to provide last season was certainly a very welcome surprise. Skjei will certainly have a bigger role this season and much higher expectations placed around him not only after his performance last season but as someone who should regularly be in the top four and maybe someone counted on at the end of games.