2017 NHL Entry Draft

Stuart Skinner

STUART SKINNERCanada

EDMONTON • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 78

 

Previous Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 67

Vital Statistics

Position: G • Height: 6-3½ • Weight: 209 • Catches: Left
Birthdate: Nov. 1, 1998 • Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Teams: Edmonton SSAC (Alberta Ban./Mid.)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Lethbridge (Round 1, No. 17 Overall)
WHL Debut: March 8, 2014 (Lethbridge vs. Swift Current)
First WHL Win: Oct. 1, 2014 (Lethbridge vs. Calgary)

IN THE NEWS:
Found His Draft Year Experience Thrilling
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Selected for World Jr. Goaltending Camp

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Terrific size, crisp lateral movements. Must cut down on leaky goals." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Big goalie who takes up a lot of net. Sees the puck very well through traffic and has good reactions. Strong rebound control, and directs them well to the corners. Has shown great amounts of progress this season, particularly in his mental game. He will be a solid pick in the draft and has the potential to be a good pro goaltender." (Mark Sauer, ISS Scout)

• "A .920 save percentage in 2015-16. His save percentage dropped to .905 range and he let in a half-goal more per game in 2016-17, but redeemed himself somewhat with a strong playoff run." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Skinner had a tough start to the season but regained some of my confidence with a good playoff. He doesn’t look fluid or efficient in the net, but he found a way to make big saves in big games." (Cass Bruni, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Was tremendous under pressure of playoffs -- no one elevated their game more than he did, showing improved focus and eliminating tendency to allow soft goals. Gaining reputation as a money goalie in crunch time, making key saves. Have become quieter in net, letting the play come to him. Plays deep in his crease and doesn't come out much to challenge shooters. Not a good skater and hardly ventures outside of his crease." (Red Line Report)