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Big defenseman with limited offensive skills.


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July 2023 – Skinner took a step back last season. After struggling with the Rangers’ AHL squad, they reassigned him to the ECHL, where he displayed some improvement. On February 9th 2023, he was part of the package the Blues receive for Tarasenko. After the trade, the Blues brought him up with the Thunderbirds, but he was unable to differentiate himself from the plethora of Blues’ defensive prospects. Cedrick Blais-Turcotte


June 2022- Skinner had four goals and nine assists through 49 games this year with the Hartford Wolf Pack. Hartford missed the AHL postseason this year. The Michigan native, approximately one year removed from signing his ELC with New York, will return to the minor league circuit and look to build upon these numbers and gain more valuable pro experience in 2022-23. Brendan Ferry


April 2021 – Skinner has signed an entry-level-contract with the New York Rangers after having offensive success in the ECHL to begin the season. The mobile 19-year-old defenseman will join the Hartford Wolfpack as he continues on his development path, but is likely still a couple of years away from having any kind of NHL impact. Brayden Olafson


January 2021 – Skinner was deployed for a mere 1:09 of meaningful ice-time for the gold-medal winning Americans at the 2021 WJC. His quarterfinal exposure versus Slovakia can hardly be considered tournament experience, however, the Rangers’ fifth round pick will nonetheless be credited with a Gold Medal at the tournament. He’ll return to London to await the beginning of the OHL season. Brayden Olafson


December 2020 – After being forced to adjust their roster for the 2021 World Junior Championship, team USA has welcomed the Rangers’ recent fifth-round draft pick into their roster. The defenseman may have an opportunity to earn himself a more significant role through the tournament, however, it’s likely that he will start out in a depth role for team USA.  Brayden Olafson


March 2020 – Hunter Skinner was drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round of the 2020 NHL draft. The 18-year-old has a raw set of fundamental skills that may allow him to slowly develop into a valuable bottom-pairing defenseman at the NHL level. He has minimal offensive flare and isn’t overly mobile, relatively speaking, but does contribute with offense occasionally. At the culmination of his D+1 campaign with the London Knights, Skinner was the third-highest scoring defenseman on the powerhouse squad. Brayden Olafson

Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 29, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 112


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Belle Tire QC Int PW2 0 00 2|        
 2014-2015 Little Caesars 13U AAAHPHL 13U18 2 35 4|        
 2015-2016 Belle Tire 15U AAAT1EHL 16UA25 1 67 20|Playoffs5 0 00
 2016-2017 Belle Tire 15U AAAT1EHL 15U16 1 34 14|Playoffs4 1 12 12 
  TPH Thunder 16U OHL Cup2 0 00 6|        
 2017-2018 Honeybaked 16U AAAHPHL 16U10 0 00 0|        
  Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL31 0 00 4|        
 2018-2019 Team Grey USA-S175 1 01 2|        
  Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL24 3 811 18|        
  Lincoln StarsUSHL28 2 911 63|        
 2019-2020 London KnightsOHL62 6 2632 51|        
 2020-2021 Hartford Wolf PackAHL10 1 12 4|        
  Utah GrizzliesECHL26 7 1017 19|        
  USA U20WJC-201 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Hartford Wolf PackAHL49 4 913 34|        
 2022-2023 Hartford Wolf PackAHL8 0 22 4|        
  Jacksonville IcemenECHL22 3 58 12|        
  Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL15 0 66 15|        
 2023-2024 Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL50 3 710 94|