Found December 20, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Before boarding an airplane to Finland for the final days of USA World Junior camp, Rangers 2012 first round pick Brady Skjei admits to Katie Strang at ESPN.com that he emulates his game after Ryan McDonagh... “We’re both good-skating defensemen who can move the puck and if I can be half as good as him I’ll be happy. He’s a guy I’d like to play like and hopefully someday I can play like him.” Rangers Assistant General Manager Jeff Gorton agreed with the similarities... “I think that’s a fair comparison. (Skjei's) a tremendous skater, he has size and a lot of potential.” ...if he becomes half the player McDonagh is, I'd say the Rangers and their fans will be very happy with this kid. ...while I've yet to see him play in person, from what I've read he sounds like he has more offensive ability than McDonagh. Which has me that much more excited about him. Skjei, who is still not certain to make the American roster when the tournament opens up on ...
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