EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Stuart Skinner to a three-year entry level contract.
Skinner, 19, appeared in 25 games with the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Swift Current Broncos this season, posting a record of 16-6-2, a 2.68 goals against average, a .914 save percentage and two shutouts. Prior to being acquired by Swift Current, Skinner also played in 31 games with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, recording a 3.38 goals against average, a .897 save percentage and four shutouts.
The 6'4", 200-pound goaltender played a key role in helping Swift Current reach the WHL final and capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup, defeating the Everett Silvertips. In 26 playoff appearances, Skinner registered a 16-8-2 record, with a 2.20 goals against average, a .932 save percentage and six shutouts. .
The Edmonton, Alberta native has appeared in 207 career WHL games with Swift Current and Lethbridge, accumulating 104-72-15 record, a 3.22 goals against average, a .908 save percentage and a 12 shutouts. Skinner has also played in 50 career playoff games, posting a 2.66 goals against average, a .922 save percentage and six shutouts.
Skinner was selected by the Oilers in the 3rd round, 78th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft.
(photo by David Zammit for scbroncos.com)