11th year right wing Jack Skille(20) decides it’s time to leave North American pro hockey and heads to the KHL signing a one-year deal with Dinamo Minsk for 2017/2018.

He has played his way into contracts for the last pair of seasons, attending first Colorado Avalanche training camp on an invite and signing as the 2015/2016 campaign began.

The very decently-sized forward would play a career high 74 NHL games scoring a new best 8 goals and 14 points on a team that mostly struggled for victories.

He did it again last season attending Vancouver Canucks‘ camp to earn himself a contract.

Despite appearing in only 55 contests, he grew his total to 368 big league games.

The 30-year old should find new life in Russia.

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Jack Skille (8)


8th year right wing Jack Skille(8) 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.

Jack Skille(10)


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.