Team: USDP U-18
There is a lot to like about Skjei; he’s a big, skilled defenseman that has great footwork and good hands. Always has his head on a swivel, anticipating the play around him. Makes quick and smart first passes out of the zone, leading his teammates and keeping the puck out of harms way. Continues to add strength to his big frame, making him more of a force in front of the net.
The most impressive aspect of Skjei’s game is that he is such a tremendous skater for a player of his size. He is very agile, can transition very quickly and is absolutely superb at closing the gap.
Some may be alarmed by his low scoring totals, not to worry, this will come with time as Skjei’s a top talent that projects to be a Ryan McDonagh type player.