Carolina rookie Jeff Skinner in contention for Calder Trophy

  • Heading into the 2010-11 campaign most pundits predicted Taylor Hall andTyler Seguin would compete for the Calder Trophy. But with half the yearbehind us it is Logan Couture and 18-year-old Jeff Skinner who are leadingthis freshman class.

    And while Couture enjoyed the benefit of a season in the American Leaguebefore making the jump to the NHL, Skinner made the Carolina Hurricanesstraight from the Ontario League and the Markham, Ont., native has picked upright where he left off in junior.

    Through the first 41 games of his NHL career, Skinner has 14 goals and 32points, but more importantly he has shown the consistency that eludes mostyoung players.

    THN.com’s Sean Leathong takes a closer look at Carolina’s fantasticfreshman, Jeff Skinner.

    REPORTER: Sean Leathong | CAMERA: Mark Gougeon | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper

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