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North American Skater
United States
Brady
Skjei
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 200
LAST CLUB TEAM: USA U-18, USHL
BIRTHDATE: March 26, 1994
MID RANK: 18
HOMETOWN: Lakeville, MN
FINAL RANK: 19
BORN IN: Lakeville, MN, USA
• In his second season with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Skjei (pronounced SHAY) helped the U.S. capture gold at the Under-18 World Championship leading the way defensively with a plus-10 rating.

• Skjei has committed to the University of Minnesota for the fall of 2012. His grandfather, Stan, was a collegiate football star for the Gophers in the early 1960’s and attending the University of Minnesota has been his dream since he was young.

• Making the Minnesota State Tournament in 2010 with Lakeville North high school is his favorite hockey memory – he recorded 29 points (11-18--29) in 30 games during the 2009-2010 season.

• His uncle, Barry Karn, an NHL skating coach was the first to put him on skates -- “(he) would always take me to his practices and push me around on chairs.”

FAVORITES

NHL team:
Minnesota Wild
NHL player: Cam Fowler
Shootout move: Linus Omark’s flip
Video game: NHL 12
Movie: Miracle
TV show: Two and Half Men
Actor: Jessica Alba
Musician: Carrie Underwood
Website: Facebook
Pump-up song: ‘Till I Collapse’ by Eminem
Home-cooked meal: Breakfast skillet
Activity away from the rink: Golf and football