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Looks Like Jeff Skinner Will Be Staying In Buffalo

 

added 7:52am on 6/8/19, Buffalo release is below.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 7, 2019) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Jeff Skinner to an eight-year contract with an average annual value of $9 million.

Skinner (5’11”, 187 lbs., 5/16/1992) led all Sabres with a career-high 40 goals during his first season with the Sabres in 2018-19. His 40-goal campaign was good for the third-highest total ever recorded by a first-year Sabre, and his 32 even-strength goals marked the highest total by a player in his first year with the team.

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Skinner has appeared in 661 games since entering the NHL in the 2010-11 season as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes, totaling 442 points (244+198). Since joining the league, he is tied for 13th among all NHL skaters with 244 goals and ranks fifth with 191 even-strength markers.

Skinner was selected by Carolina in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie in the 2010-11 season and has twice been selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game (2011 and 2019).

In addition to his NHL accomplishments, Skinner has represented Canada at four IIHF World Championships, totaling 24 points (12+12) in 33 games and earning a silver medal at the 2017 tournament.

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SauceBoss's avatar

Amazing how a 30-40 goal/50-60 point player gets 9 mil in the nhl today

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/08/19 at 07:59 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Diva

Posted by TreKronor on 06/08/19 at 12:06 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I take that back. I was thinking of Eichel.

Skinner… Have to say I never thought he’d get a contract this rich.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/08/19 at 12:07 PM ET

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Amazing how a 30-40 goal/50-60 point player gets 9 mil in the nhl today

There is literally nothing noteworthy about a player having a career season in the last year of his contract and getting overpaid as a result.

It happens multiple times every off-season.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/08/19 at 12:22 PM ET

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Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/08/19 at 12:22 PM ET

You call beating his previous goal total by only 3 goals and reaching the 63 point mark once again for the 3rd time a “career season”?

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/08/19 at 01:38 PM ET

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Just plain crazy. big surprise

Posted by bigfrog on 06/08/19 at 05:05 PM ET

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You call beating his previous goal total by only 3 goals and reaching the 63 point mark once again for the 3rd time a “career season”?

Yes.

Most goals in a single season in his career. And tying the highest point total of his career.

Or do you really find it so utterly baffling that he would score a big contract after the season he just had?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/08/19 at 06:23 PM ET

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Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/08/19 at 06:23 PM ET

Yeah because news outlets and people everywhere have been raving for months about those 3 extra goals he scored.

A career high in goals doesn’t translate to a career season across the board.

It’s really not that hard to understand.

But this is all beside the point. Which by the way, you completely missed…

Posted by SauceBoss on 06/08/19 at 07:41 PM ET

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