In his first full season with the Rangers, Brady Skjei has two goals, 22 assists, a plus 8 rating, 76 shots on goal and an average of 16:37 per game.
Skjei joins Brian Leetch, Sergei Zubov and Michael Del Zotto as the only Ranger defensemen to record at least 20 assists in their rookie season.
Prior to the Rangers trip to Arizona in late December, Alain Vigneault said of Skjei "I see so much potential there as far as that skating ability and being able to skate the puck away from pressure. (NYR)
He continued, "I really believe that he has improved as far as his decisions with the puck and that when he plays with that bite and jam he is tough to play against one on one because of the mobility and skating." (NYR)