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Ducks Recall Brett Skinner

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Brett Skinner from the Manitoba Moose after the Moose were eliminated from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Calder Cup Playoffs.

Skinner, 22 (6/28/83), appeared in 65 games this regular season with Manitoba, earning 4-21=25 points with 33 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-1, 195-pound defenseman appeared in 13 Calder Cup Playoff games and collected 0-4=4 points with 19 PIM and a +5 rating.

Skinner spent three seasons at the University of Denver, earning 15-72=87 points in 124 career Western Collegiate Hockey Association games, including a 2005 National Championship. Following the 2005 season he was named to NCAA Second All-American Team, the first WCHA First All-Star Team and the 2005 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team.

Skinner was acquired with a second-round draft choice in the 2006 Entry Draft from Vancouver for Keith Carney and Juha Alen on March 9, 2006. A native of Brandon, Manitoba, Skinner was drafted by Vancouver in the third round (68th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

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