Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 10/9/12
With the college hockey season upon us, it’s not just the juniors and the AHL season that is giving Rangers fans reason to watch hockey. Brady Skjei made his debut for Minnesota in an exhibition game last Saturday, a game that drew over 7,000 spectators. It sounded like a promising first appearance for Skjei who played a physical game even if his passing was inconsistent.While he is considered a two way prospect Skjei appears in a fight for powerplay time as he wasn’t part of either PP unit during the commanding 7-0 victory over University of Lethbridge. Of course, as a rookie Skjei will have to earn the right to powerplay time and ice time in general.With the lack of organisational depth the Rangers have on the blueline – in part because of injury, in part because of roster moves – many eyes will be on Skjei this season to see how he copes with the fight for ice time in Minnesota. As Minnesota led the WCHA in goal scoring last season there figures to be plenty of opportunity for Sk...
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