With the 11th overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…
The 21-year-old was plucked seventh overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2010 and despite being on the smaller side, made his NHL debut four months later. It was a successful rookie season for the Kitchener Rangers standout, who scored 31 goals and added 32 points in 82 games — numbers good enough to earn him the Calder Memorial Trophy at age 19.
Only first overall pick Taylor Hall has outscored Skinner from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft class. In all, Skinner has 64 goals and 131 points in 188 career NHL games.
FC’s 11th Ranked Players By Year
2008: Tyler Myers (BUF, 12th overall)
2009: Jordan Schroeder (VAN, 22nd overall)
2010: Jeff Skinner ((CAR, 7th overall)
2011: Duncan Siemens (COL, 11th overall)
2012: Cody Ceci (OTT, 15th overall)
2013: Nikita Zadorov
For six seasons, Future Considerations has been bringing you the best in NHL Draft eligible content. To celebrate the NHL Draft — our sixth, we’re going back through our previous rankings to identify who was the best of the best at each pick, starting with all our 30th overalls and working to our top picks.