Jarrod Skalde

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Jarrod Skalde
Jarrod Skalde Coaching.jpg
Born (1971-02-26) February 26, 1971 (age 45)
Niagara Falls, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks
Dallas Stars
Chicago Blackhawks
Atlanta Thrashers
Philadelphia Flyers
Lausanne HC
Leksands IF
Oji Eagles
HK Jesenice
NHL Draft 26th overall, 1989
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1990–2008

Jarrod J. Skalde (born February 26, 1971 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who also served as the head coach of the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL from the 2009–10 season until the 2012–13 season. He is the current head coach of the Guelph Storm of the OHL.

Playing career[edit]

Junior hockey[edit]

Oshawa Generals (1987-1990)[edit]

Skalde was drafted by the Oshawa Generals of the OHL in the first round, 15th overall in the 1987 OHL Priority Selection. In his rookie season with the Generals in 1987-88, Skalde scored 12 goals and 28 points in 60 games. In the post-season, Skalde scored two goals and three points in seven games.

In 1988-89, Skalde had a big improvement offensively, as he scored 38 goals and 76 points in 65 games to finish fourth on team scoring. Skalde added a goal and six points in six playoff games, as the Generals were upset in the first round of the playoffs.

Skalde saw further improvement during the 1989-90 season, as he scored 40 goals, tied for the second highest total on the team, and 92 points, which was the third highest, in 62 games played, helping the Generals to the best record in the Leyden Division. In the post-season, Skalde had 10 goals and 17 points in 17 games, as Oshawa defeated the Kitchener Rangers to win the J. Ross Robertson Cup and earn a berth in the 1990 Memorial Cup. At the Memorial Cup tournament, Skalde scored two goals and five points in four games, as the Generals defeated the Kitchener Rangers in the Memorial Cup final to win the championship.

Skalde returned to the Generals for a fourth season in 1990-91, and in 15 games with the club, he scored eight goals and 22 points. Skalde was then traded to the Belleville Bulls in a deal that sent Rob Pearson to the Generals.

Belleville Bulls (1990-1991)[edit]

Skalde finished the 1990-91 season with the Belleville Bulls, where in 40 games, he scored 30 goals and 82 points to finish second in team scoring. Overall, between the Oshawa Generals and the Bulls, Skalde scored 38 goals and 104 points in 55 games, placing tenth in the OHL scoring race. In the post-season, Skalde scored nine goals and 15 points in six games. Following the season, Skalde was named to the OHL First All-Star team.

Professional career[edit]

New Jersey Devils (1989-1993)[edit]

Skalde was drafted by the New Jersey Devils of the NHL in the second round, 26th overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

Skalde appeared in his first NHL game on October 7th, 1990, as he recorded an assist in a 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. That would be the only NHL game that Skalde appeared in during the 1990-91 season. In three games with the Utica Devils of the AHL that he appeared in during the 1990-91 season, Skalde scored three goals and five points.

Skalde spent the majority of the 1991-92 season in the AHL with Utica, where he scored 20 goals and 40 points in 62 games. He also appeared in 15 NHL games during the 1991-92 season. On March 4th, Skalde scored his first career NHL goal, scoring the game winning goal against Mike Richter of the New York Rangers in a 5-4 victory. Overall, Skalde scored two goals and six points in the NHL. In the post-season, he returned to Utica, where in four games, Skalde scored three goals and four points.

The 1992-93 season was spent mainly in Utica, as Skalde scored 21 goals and 60 points in 59 games. In five playoff games in the AHL, Skalde had two assists. Skalde did appear in 11 games with New Jersey during the 1992-93 season, earning two points in 11 games. Skalde also played in four games with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the IHL, scoring a goal and three points.

On June 24th, 1993, Skalde was left unprotected during the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft, and was selected by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Anaheim Mighty Ducks (1993-1995)[edit]

Skalde spent most of the 1993-94 season with the San Diego Gulls of the IHL, where he scored 25 goals and 63 points in 58 games with the Gulls. In the post-season, Skalde led San Diego in scoring, as he had three goals and 15 points in nine games.

Skalde did see action in the NHL during the 1993-94 season with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. In his first game with the club on December 12th, Skalde scored the overtime winning goal against Curtis Joseph in a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. In his next game with Anaheim, on December 14th, Skalde recorded his first multi-point NHL game, earning two assists in a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. On December 17th, he recorded his first career multi-goal game in the NHL, as Skalde scored twice against Darcy Wakaluk of the Dallas Stars in a 3-2 victory. In 20 games with the Mighty Ducks, Skalde recorded five goals and nine points.

In 1994-95, Skalde spent the entire season with the Las Vegas Thunder of the IHL, as in 74 games, he scored 34 goals and 75 points, finishing third in team scoring. In the post-season, Skalde added two goals and six points in nine games.

Skalde began the 1995-96 season with the Baltimore Bandits of the AHL, where in 11 games, he scored two goals and eight points.

On October 30th, 1995, the Mighty Ducks traded Skalde to the Calgary Flames for Bobby Marshall.

Calgary Flames (1995-1997)[edit]

Skalde was assigned to the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate, the Saint John Flames, following his trade to the team. Skalde appeared in 68 games with Saint John, scoring 27 goals and 67 points to finish second in team scoring. In the playoffs, Skalde scored four goals and had a team high 13 points in 16 games, as the Flames lost in the Northern Conference finals.

Skalde also appeared in one game with Calgary during the 1995-96, getting no points.

In 1996-97, Skalde spent the season with Saint John. In 65 games, Skalde scored a team high 32 goals and 68 points. In three playoff games, Skalde was held pointless.

Following the season, Skalde was granted free agency.

San Jose Sharks (1997-1998)[edit]

Skalde appeared in his first game with the San Jose Sharks on October 25th, earning an assist in a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. He scored his first goal with the Sharks on November 12th against [{Arturs Irbe]] of the Vancouver Canucks in a 5-2 loss. In 22 games with San Jose, Skalde scored four goals and 10 points.

On January 8th, Skalde was claimed off of waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago Blackhawks (1998)[edit]

Skalde appeared in his first game with the Chicago Blackhawks on January 10th, as he was held off the scoresheet in a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. On January 15th, Skalde scored his first, and only, point with Chicago, earning an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

On January 23rd, Skalde was claimed off waivers the the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose Sharks (1998)[edit]

Skalde returned to the San Jose Sharks following the team claiming him off of waivers on January 23rd. Before Skalde could appear in a game with San Jose, the team placed him on waivers, and on January 27th, the Dallas Stars claimed Skalde.

Dallas Stars (1998)[edit]

Skalde appeared in one game with the Dallas Stars following their waiver claim of him on January 27th. On February 4th, Skalde had no points in a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. On February 10th, Skalde was claimed by the Chicago Blackhawks off of waivers.

Chicago Blackhawks (1998)[edit]

Skalde returned to the Chicago Blackhawks, as he appeared in three games with the club, earning no points. On March 6th, the San Jose Sharks claimed Skalde off of waivers. During his tenure with Chicago, Skalde appeared in two games with the IHL affiliate, the Indianapolis Ice, scoring two goals.

San Jose Sharks (1998-1999)[edit]

Skalde finished the 1997-98 season with the Sharks AHL affiliate, the Kentucky Throughblades. Overall, Skalde played in 23 games with Kentucky, scoring five goals and 20 points. In the post-season, Skalde had three goals in three games.

Skalde spent most of the 1998-99 season with Kentucky, as he scored 17 goals and 57 points in 54 games. In 12 playoff games, Skalde scored four goals and nine points.

Skalde did appear in 17 games with the Sharks during the 1998-99 season, scoring a goal and two points.

Following the season, Skalde was granted free agency.

Utah Grizzlies (1999-2000)[edit]

Skalde signed with the Utah Grizzlies of the IHL for the 1999-2000 season. Skalde led the Grizzlies in points, as he scored 25 goals and 54 assists, in 77 games. In five playoff games, Skalde was held to an assist. He was named to the IHL First All-Star team.

Following the season, Skalde became a free agent.

Atlanta Thrashers (2000-2002)[edit]

On July 21st, 2000, Skalde signed with the Atlanta Thrashers.

Skalde made his Thrashers debut on October 7th, earning no points in a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers. He earned his first point with Atlanta on October 17th, an assist, in a 3-3 tie against the New Jersey Devils. On October 25th, Skalde scored his first goal as a Thrasher against Joaquin Gage of the Edmonton Oilers in a 3-1 victory. In 19 games with Atlanta, Skalde had a goal and three points.

Skalde spent most of the 2000-01 season with the Thrashers IHL affiliate, the Orlando Solar Bears, scoring 14 goals and 54 points in 60 games with the club. In the playoffs, Skalde added three goals and nine points in 15 games, helping Orlando win the Turner Cup.

In 2001-02, Skalde was assigned to the Thrashers AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. With the Wolves, he played in 64 games, scoring 15 goals and 52 points.

On March 5th, 2002, Skalde was traded by the Thrashers to the Philadelphia Flyers for Joe DiPenta.

Philadelphia Flyers (2002)[edit]

Skalde finished the 2001-02 season with the Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms. In 16 games with the Phantoms, Skalde had four goals and eight points. He added two assists in four playoff games with the club.

Skalde did appear in one game with the Flyers during the 2001-02, as he was held without a point in a 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on April 1st.

After the season, Skalde was granted free agency.

HC Lausanne (2002-2003)[edit]

Skalde signed with HC Lausanne of the NLA in Switzerland. During the 2002-03 season, Skalde had seven goals and 15 points in 23 games.

Dallas Stars (2003-2004)[edit]

Skalde signed with the Dallas Stars on July 17th, 2003.

He was assigned to the Utah Grizzlies of the AHL for the 2003-04 season. In 77 games, Skalde led the club with 23 goals and 58 points.

Skalde became a free agent after the season.

Tampa Bay Lightning (2004-2005)[edit]

On July 28th, 2004, Skalde signed a contract with the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Due to the 2004-05 NHL lockout, the NHL season was cancelled.

Skalde began the 2004-05 season with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, the top affiliate of the Lightning. In 15 games, Skalde had a goal and six points.

On November 20th, 2004, the Lighnting loaned Skalde to the Utah Grizzlies. He finished the season with Utah, getting seven goals and 22 points in 56 games.

After the season, Skalde became a free agent.

Leksands IF (2005-2006)[edit]

Skalde joined Leksands IF of the SEL in 2005-06. In 36 games, Skalde had four goals and nine points, as well as 120 penalty minutes with the club. In the post-season, Skalde had no points in nine games.

San Antonio Rampage (2006)[edit]

Skalde appeared in two games with the [{San Antonio Rampage]] of the AHL, scoring a goal and three points with the team.

Oji Eagles (2006-2007)[edit]

Skalde signed with the Oji Eagles of the ALIH, a team based in Tomakomai, Japan. In 34 games, Skalde had 15 goals and 47 points. In four playoff games, Skalde scored two goals.

HK Acroni Jesenice (2007-2008)[edit]

Skalde played with HK Acroni Jesenice. In three games, Skalde had a goal. In the post-season, Skalde appeared in six games, scoring a goal and three points.

Bloomington Prairie Thunder (2008)[edit]

Skalde played in ten games with the Bloomington Prairie Thunder of the IHL, scoring five goals and nine points.

Coaching career[edit]

On August 12, 2010, Skalde was named the head coach for the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. After his tenure with the Cyclones he accepted a position as an assistant coach with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL. He was promoted to head coach the following season, the last of the Admirals tenure in the AHL in 2014–15. He parted ways with the Anaheim Ducks affiliation at the conclusion of the year.[1] On December 15, 2015, Skalde was named the head coach for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skalde and the Ducks part ways". beneaththescope.com. 2015-04-21. Retrieved 2015-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Storm hires new coach". guelphstorm.com. 2015-12-21. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 

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