Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 8/12/12
While Team USA lost its final exhibition game of evaluation camp to Finland 3-2, Rangers 2012 first round pick Brady Skjei impressed (via United States of Hockey)..."I thought Skjei was Team USA's best defenseman today, away from the shadow of former U18 teammates Seth Jones and Jacob Trouba. Skjei was his normal, slick-skating self, but showed even better puck-moving skills than he's displayed previously in camp. He was working the power-play with Connor Murphy extremely well and got himself involved a little more offensively. He was so sound positionally today, which made things difficult for the finish forwards. There are some elements of his game that could use polish, no doubt, but based on what he showed in camp, he belongs in the conversation as a potential No. 5 or 6 Dman on this team."Skjei picked up his second assist of the evaluation camp in the game....nothing better than a bubble player making a lasting impression on the final day of camp. Love hearing that he impressed...
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