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National Hockey League Draft Profile
Brady Skjei
TeamNY Rangers
Round1
Selection28 (28 overall)
PositionDefensemen
Previous TeamUSA U-18 (USHL)
DOB3/26/1994
Height6-3
Weight200
Notes: American defenseman is the 19th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting and is the 10th-rated blueliner on that list...In 56 games for the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2011-12, Skjei posted four goals and 18 assists...Posted a plus-10 rating to help the Team USA win Gold at the 2012 U-18 World Junior Championship...The Minnesota native has excellent size (6- foot-3, 200 pounds) and skating ability, but is still considered to be a raw talent...Needs to work on his offensive game, but scouts believe he will at least be an effective defensive defenseman at the NHL level...Has committed to the University of Minnesota for the fall of 2012