Jeff Skinner

Buffalo Sabres logo
Age 31 May 16, 1992
Toronto Canada
Left Wing shoots left
5'11" 180 cm
196 lbs 89 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2017
Agent Donald Meehan
Draft Year 2010
Drafted Overall 7
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Carolina Hurricanes logo

Transaction History
Feb 27, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (undisclosed) will be available to play Tuesday against the Florida Panthers, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
Feb 26, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner is set for an MRI before the club leaves for its two-game road trip, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports Monday.
Feb 26, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on a team-high five shots in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Jan 23, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site.
Jan 20, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Jan 20, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (upper body) is expected to be a game-time decision Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 18, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner is considered day-to-day with his upper-body issue, Bleacher Report's Joe Yerdon reports.
Jan 11, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (upper body) will be out of action week-to-week, the Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday.
Jan 10, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner is being evaluated for an upper-body injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports Wednesday.
Jan 10, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Jan 5, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a power-play goal and added three assists, one with the man advantage, in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Dec 22, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals on five shots and added an assist in Thursday's 9-3 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dec 21, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (upper body) was taken off injured reserve Thursday, per the NHL media site, making him available for the evening's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dec 20, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (upper body) felt good while participating in Wednesday's practice, though he might come down to being a game-time decision Thursday versus Toronto, per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550
Dec 19, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (upper body) won't play against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday but is now considered day-to-day, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Dec 14, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | The Sabres placed Skinner (upper body) on injured reserve Thursday, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Dec 13, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (upper body) won't finish Wednesday's game versus the Colorado Avalanche.
Dec 6, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Nov 25, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 3-2 home win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nov 19, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner found the back of the net in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Nov 11, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Oct 29, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner picked up two assists in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Oct 27, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner notched an assist, five shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Friday's 5-4 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Oct 24, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored twice in a 6-4 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.
Oct 23, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a power-play goal in Monday's 3-1 loss against the Montreal Canadiens.
Oct 21, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the New York Islanders.
Oct 17, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on a team-high five shots in a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.
Apr 14, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner contributed a goal and two assists in Buffalo's 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.
Apr 14, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner notched three assists, one on the power play, in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators.
Apr 12, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner tallied a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to New Jersey.
Mar 21, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner had a goal in a 7-3 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.
Mar 10, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 10-4 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Mar 6, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner collected a power-play goal in Buffalo's 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Monday.
Mar 4, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Feb 25, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals in Friday's 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
Feb 21, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner collected a goal in Buffalo's 6-3 loss to Toronto on Tuesday.
Feb 18, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on two shots and added an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Jan 26, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner registered two assists in a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.
Jan 24, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner contributed a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 5-3 win against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
Jan 23, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner registered an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.
Jan 14, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
Jan 10, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Dec 29, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal during a 6-3 victory over the visiting Red Wings on Thursday.
Dec 19, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal and went plus-2 in Monday's 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Dec 17, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored twice and registered an assist in a 5-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
Dec 10, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner was suspended for three games for his cross-check on Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel on Friday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Dec 9, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner will have a hearing with the league Saturday after cross-checking Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel.
Dec 9, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on two shots before being ejected from Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Dec 7, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner dished out four helpers to go with a plus-4 rating in Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Two of the assists came on the power play.
Dec 4, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on six shots, added an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Nov 30, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a power-play goal on four shots in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Nov 28, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal during Monday's 6-5 overtime loss to the visiting Lightning.
Nov 23, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals, one on the power play, in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Nov 22, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals on five shots and added three helpers in Tuesday's convincing 7-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Nov 16, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals, generated three shots and earned a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the visiting Canucks.
Nov 4, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner has six goals and 10 points in seven career games against his former team, Carolina, the Buffalo Sabres' opponent Friday.
Nov 2, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Oct 31, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on four shots, added two assists and went plus-2 in Monday's 8-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Oct 22, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner notched an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Oct 18, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner managed an assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Apr 23, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the New York Islanders.
Apr 21, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner produced a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Apr 18, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner had two assists and five shots in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Apr 9, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored his 30th goal of the season in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Apr 7, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner dished out two helpers in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Apr 4, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Mar 28, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner notched an assist and four shots on goal in Monday's 6-5 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mar 26, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals.
Mar 20, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on five shots and added two PIM in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Mar 5, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals in Friday's 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Mar 2, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner had a goal, an assist and a game-high six shots in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Feb 19, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner picked up two assists in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Feb 13, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored four goals and an assist in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Jan 30, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner produced an assist and seven shots on goal in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Jan 22, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals, one on the power play, and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jan 17, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Jan 13, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner had two goals and four PIM in a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday.
Dec 31, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner (COVID-19 protocols) was in attendance for Friday's practice session after clearing the league's protocols.
Dec 21, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.
Dec 20, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner and the Buffalo Sabres will see Tuesday and Thursday's matchups with Columbus postponed.
Dec 4, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Nov 29, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored two goals, including one on the power play, in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Nov 27, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner registered two assists in Friday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Nov 13, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored twice and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 loss to Toronto.
Nov 2, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored twice on six shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
May 6, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Apr 25, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers.
Apr 14, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Boston Bruins.
Mar 23, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored his third goal of the season in Monday's loss to the New York Rangers.
Mar 7, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored his first goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders.
Feb 27, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Feb 25, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner will sit as a healthy scratch for a third consecutive contest Thursday against the New Jersey Devils, The Athletic's John Vogl reports.
Feb 23, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner will serve as a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game versus the New Jersey Devils, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Feb 22, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner will be a healthy scratch for Monday's contest against the New York Islanders, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Jan 31, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner is still searching for his first goal of the season.
Jan 16, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Jeff Skinner | Skinner has started the season on Buffalo's fourth line.
Jan 28, 2020 Buffalo Sabres | Activated LW Jeff Skinner from injured reserve.
Jun 7, 2019 Buffalo Sabres | Signed LW Jeff Skinner to an eight-year, $72 million contract extension.
Aug 2, 2018 Buffalo Sabres | Acquired LW Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes for RW Cliff Pu, a 2019 second-round draft pick and 2020 third and sixth-round draft picks.
Nov 21, 2013 Carolina Hurricanes | Activated LW Jeff Skinner from injured reserve.
Sep 15, 2012 Carolina Hurricanes | Assigned C Jeff Skinner to Charlotte (AHL).
Aug 8, 2012 Carolina Hurricanes | Signed C Jeff Skinner to a six-year contract extension.
Jan 15, 2012 Carolina Hurricanes | (Jeff Skinner) Activated from injured reserve.
Dec 21, 2011 Carolina Hurricanes | (Jeff Skinner) Placed on injured reserve.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Jeff Skinner
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres logo 51 19 17 36 -1 24 667 54.00 49.60 -2.20 52.40 1.60 0.90 2.16
Jeff Skinner Stats by Elite Prospects Jeff Skinner Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2006-2007 Toronto Nationals U16 AAA OHL Cup 4 2 2 4 2
2007-2008 Toronto Nationals U16 AAA U16 AAA 50 62 35 97 139
2007-2008 Toronto Nationals U16 AAA OHL Cup 5 6 2 8 0
2007-2008 Toronto Nationals U16 AAA GTHL U16 36 44 24 68 99
2008-2009 Kitchener Rangers OHL 63 27 24 51 34
2008-2009 Canada Ontario U17 WHC-17 6 2 4 6 4
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Kitchener Rangers OHL 64 50 40 90 72 Playoffs 20 20 13 33 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 6 0 6 16
Draft Yr 2009-2010 OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 2 0 2 2
2010-2011 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 31 32 63 46 1,037 53.54 48.61 1.26 50.10 2.02 1.33 2.43
2010-2011 Canada WC 7 3 3 6 8
2011-2012 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 64 20 24 44 56 905 48.19 49.91 4.25 50.25 3.19 0.99 1.92
2011-2012 Canada WC 8 3 2 5 4
2012-2013 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 42 13 11 24 26 621 36.00 48.86 -0.91 51.50 0.71 0.68 1.26
2012-2013 Canada WC 8 2 2 4 2
2013-2014 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 33 21 54 22 950 47.06 47.01 -3.40 51.01 0.74 1.20 1.96
2014-2015 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 18 13 31 18 1,011 38.36 50.66 0.22 50.69 -1.44 0.77 1.36
2015-2016 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 28 23 51 38 1,110 51.61 48.84 -1.39 50.87 -0.70 1.08 2.11
2016-2017 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 37 26 63 28 1,167 51.72 51.95 1.50 51.27 0.19 1.39 2.16
2016-2017 Canada WC 10 4 5 9 27
2017-2018 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 24 25 49 34 1,140 41.18 55.27 4.40 55.05 1.06 0.95 1.89
2018-2019 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 40 23 63 36 1,210 56.00 52.28 6.70 52.27 3.42 1.34 2.08
2019-2020 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 14 9 23 18 792 43.10 49.50 1.00 49.60 1.06 1.44
2020-2021 Buffalo Sabres NHL 53 7 7 14 14 681 45.70 49.80 4.40 49.30 3.50 0.53 1.23
2021-2022 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 33 30 63 42 1,088 49.60 49.30 4.60 51.30 3.70 1.38 2.59
2022-2023 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 35 47 82 39 1,060 58.30 52.90 4.00 54.70 4.40 1.36 3.06
2023-2024 Buffalo Sabres NHL 51 19 17 36 24 667 54.00 49.60 -2.20 52.40 1.60 0.90 2.16
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Active Contract

Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date June 7, 2019
Signing Status UFA
Agent Donald Meehan
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Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 8 Years $72,000,000 10.78% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Cap Hit $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000
UFA
AAV $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $10,000,000 $2,500,000 $10,000,000 $2,500,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $7,000,000 $5,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $7,500,000 $0 $7,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $7,000,000 $5,000,000
Minors Salary $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $7,000,000 $5,000,000
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Contract History

Signing Team Carolina Hurricanes logo
Signing Date August 8, 2012
Signing Status RFA
Agent Richard Curran
Standard Contract | 6 Years $34,350,000 8.90% of cap space
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $5,725,000 $5,725,000 $5,725,000 $5,725,000 $5,725,000 $5,725,000
UFA
AAV $5,725,000 $5,725,000 $5,725,000 $5,725,000 $5,725,000 $5,725,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,350,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,350,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Minors Salary $4,350,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Clauses NMC NMC
UFA Year
Signing Team Carolina Hurricanes logo
Signing Date September 21, 2010
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $4,200,000 1.52% of cap space
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Cap Hit $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
RFA
AAV $1,400,000 $1,400,000 $1,400,000
Performance Bonuses $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
Base Salary $810,000 $810,000 $810,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Total Salary $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
Minors Salary $67,500 $67,500 $67,500
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UFA Year