New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Brady Skjei from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Skjei, 22, has skated in four games with the Rangers this season, registering four shots on goal and two penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 15 vs. Edmonton. Skjei recorded two hits while skating in a team-high 22:17 of ice time on Feb. 23 at New Jersey. In his most recent game with the Blueshirts on Mar. 8 at Buffalo, Skjei recorded one shot on goal in 17:38 of ice time.
The 6-3, 215-pounder has skated in 68 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering four goals and 24 assists for 28 points, along with 36 penalty minutes. Skjei ranks third on the Wolf Pack in assists and ranks fifth in points this season. In addition, he ranks second among team defensemen in assists and points in 2015-16. The Rangers’ first round pick (28th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft tied a single-game AHL career-high with three points (one goal, two assists) and established a single-game AHL career-high with a plus-three rating on Apr. 1 vs. Hershey.