June 28, 1983 |
Brandon, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||68th overall, 2002
Skinner was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks 68th overall in the 3rd round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Brett was a member of the Trail Smoke Eaters in the BCHL in 2000–01, the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL in 2001–02, and then the University of Denver from 2002–2005. As a Denver Pioneer, he was a member of two NCAA national championship winning teams, was named an All-American in 2004–05. He was named team captain for what would have been his senior year at Denver (2005–06) but signed his first professional contract with the Canucks on August 30, 2005, and made his pro debut with affiliate, the Manitoba Moose of the AHL, in the 2005–06 season. At the trade deadline, Skinner was traded by the Canucks, along with a 2nd round pick to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Keith Carney and Juha Alen on March 9, 2006. Despite being dealt, Skinner remained on loan with the Moose until the end of the season.
Brett spent the 2006–07 season, playing with the Augusta Lynx, Portland Pirates and the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights. He was traded by the Ducks, along with Nathan Saunders, to the Boston Bruins for Mark Mowers just prior to the 2007–08 season on September 24, 2007. Skinner enjoyed a break out year with the Providence Bruins recording 47 points in 68 games and playing in the AHL All-Star game.
On July 3, 2008, Skinner was signed to a one-year contract by the New York Islanders. Brett was assigned to affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL, to start the 2008–09 season. When a rash of injuries hit the Islanders, Skinner was recalled and made his NHL debut in a 4-2 defeat against the New York Rangers on October 27, 2008. Skinner played 11 games with the Isles before he was returned to the Sound Tigers. On January 13, 2009, Brett was traded by the Islanders to the Atlanta Thrashers for Junior Lessard. He was then assigned to affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, where he remained for the rest of the season.
On July 8, 2009, Skinner signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. He was assigned to the Avalanche's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, for 2009–10. Skinner scored 28 points in 73 games for the Monsters. During the season on January 22, 2010, Skinner was re-called but did not debut with the Avalanche.
In the 2011–12 season, Skinner journey-maned as he played for three different teams in three different leagues, the Iserlohn Roosters in Germany, Tappara in Finland and Modo Hockey in Sweden respectively.
Without substantial European interest, Skinner returned to North America and signed a one-year contract with the Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League on October 12, 2012. During the 2012–13 season, Skinner was leading the league in defensive scoring with 37 points in 28 games, before he was loaned to the American League's Grand Rapids Griffins on January 31, 2013. After three games with the Griffins he was signed to an AHL contract for the remainder of the season on February 7, 2013.
On September 2, 2014, Skinner signed abroad as a free agent to a one-year contract with KHL Chomutov of the second Czech division the, 1. národní hokejová liga.
|2000–01||Trail Smoke Eaters||BCHL||59||11||24||35||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||46||9||38||47||25||3||0||1||1||0|
|2002–03||University of Denver||WCHA||37||4||13||17||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||University of Denver||WCHA||44||7||23||30||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||University of Denver||WCHA||41||4||31||35||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights||AHL||21||0||6||6||2||5||0||3||3||2|
|2008–09||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||24||1||11||12||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New York Islanders||NHL||11||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||73||3||25||28||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||33||4||13||17||12||21||0||6||6||6|
Awards and honours
|WCHA First All-Star Team||2004–05|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2004–05|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2005|||
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- "An AHL All-Star game recap". Boston Bruins. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
- "Islanders add depth to roster". New York Islanders. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
- "Rangers handle Islanders behind Drury's first two goals". CBS Sports. 2008-10-27. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
- "Islanders acquire Lessard from Thrashers for Skinner". TSN. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
- "Avalanche sign Dupuis, Skinner". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
- "Home sweet home". Colorado Avalanche. 2010-01-22. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- "Skinner signs in Russia". Brandon Sun. 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- "Skinner signed to try-out". Grand Rapids Griffins. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- "Two new players signed to Chomutov Pirates" (in Czech). KLH Chomutov. 2014-09-02. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.