Jack Skille(10) Columbus Blue Jackets



7th year, former Chicago Blackhawks‘ 1st round pick in the 2005 draft (#7 overall) right wing Jack Skille(15) played exclusively in the NHL for the last three seasons, mostly with Florida Panthers after a trade in late 2011.

In that time he skated in 148 games and scored a somewhat underwhelming 15 goals and 26 assists.

At 6’1″ 216 lbs. he’s definitely got power forward size and plays a bit of a laid back version of that style but definitely can get to the net.

As an unrestricted free agent he signed a one-year two-way contract with Columbus Blue Jackets in the off-season and has split time with minor league affiliate Springfield Falcons pretty evenly.

In 12 games with a parent club he has 4 goals and is a +2. In the AHL he’s basically at a point-per-game with 4 strikes and 6 helpers in 11 contests.

Really tough to say where the 26-year old goes next but you have to wonder if he wouldn’t have a breakout year on a wing with some other explosive forwards.

Original story: 2/10-14

He would conclude 2013/2014 with 16 games and was unmoved from his scoring totals but then did manage to appear in his first 6 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games ever. He had one assist and was a -2 in a first round exit.

Heading into 2014/2015 he was again a full-time participant in the show, just not always inserted into the lineup and suffered an injury to boot.

In 46 games he had six goals and 2 assists but was a trying -18 on ice.

The 9th year unrestricted free agent looks to possibly switch it up signing for 2015/2016 with Colorado Avalanche.

We think there’s plenty of untapped potential here but needs to find it sooner than later.

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