Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/17/13

Hurricanes star Jeff Skinner is a great goal scorer, a skilled competitor and one of the best young hockey players in the NHL. He’s also friends with the most powerful young woman in country music. Skinner recently tweeted out a photo alongside Taylor Swift, with the caption “Growing the game…. One person at a time.” He presented the country music star with a signed Canes jersey and, based on the happy look on Swift’s face, it’s safe to say he won’t be joining the long list of male antagonists Swift thoroughly enjoys singing about/making tons of money on. Check out the two below. Growing the game.... One person at a time. http://t.co/JrlENzv4eU— Jeff Skinner (@JeffSkinner) September 16, 2013 Filed under: Entertainment, NESN Staff, NHL

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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