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Brett Skinner

Brett Skinner  #3

Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: June 28, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Brandon, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: VAN / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (68th overall)

- Was recalled from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League on Jan. 21.
- Leads all Monsters defensemen in scoring with 17 points (2g/15a) in 42 games.
- Saw his first NHL action in 2008-09, appearing in 11 games with the New York Islanders.
- Played three seasons at the University of Denver, helping the Pioneers win the 2005 NCAA Championship.

MMBHL First All-Star Team (1999) MMHL First All-Star Team (2000) USHL First All-Star Team (2002) USHL Defenseman of the Year (2002) WCHA First All-Star Team (2005) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2005) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2005) Traded to Anaheim by Vancouver with NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Bryce Swan) in 2006 Entry Draft for Keith Carney and Juha Alen, March 9, 2006. Traded to Boston by Anaheim with Nathan Saunders for Mark Mowers, September 24, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2008. Traded to Atlanta by NY Islanders for Junior Lessard, January 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 8, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Khabarovsk (KHL), August 13, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), July 19, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Tampere (Finland), December 15, 2011. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), January 26, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Allen (CHL), October 13, 2012.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres