Sabres trade for Jeff Skinner from the Hurricanes

August 02, 2018 - 6:59 pm
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The Buffalo Sabres have traded for winger Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. In exchange for Skinner, the Sabres traded away prospect Cliff Pu, a second round selection in 2019, as well as third and sixth round picks in 2020. 

-- BREAKING: We've acquired forward @JeffSkinner from the @NHLCanes.

Welcome to Buffalo, Jeff! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/RsTq8VGiFX

Welcome to Buffalo, Jeff! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/RsTq8VGiFX

-- BREAKING: We've acquired forward @JeffSkinner from the @NHLCanes.

— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) August 2, 2018

Skinner, 26, is in the last year of his deal that pays him $5,725,000 this season. Skinner scored 24 goals and had 25 assists last year for the Hurricanes and has accumulated 204 goals and 175 assists for 379 points in 579 NHL games since being taken 7th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft by Carolina. Skinner is a former Calder Memorial Trophy winner for being the league's top rookie in 2011. Skinner was also an NHL All Star in 2011. 

Skinner had a history with concussions early in his career, suffering from three confirmed concussions from 2011-2014. However, Skinner has played in 320 out of a possible 328 games in the past four seasons, including all 82 games last season. 

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