The New York Rangers have reached an agreement with defenseman Brady Skjei on a six-year deal worth $31.5 million.
Skjei played two years with Lakeville North as a Freshman and Sophomore in 2008-09 & 2009-10, earning Rookie of the Year, Team MVP and All Lake Conference honors, before moving on the Team USA Hockey Development program in Michigan.
Now 24 years old, Brady's new contract will count $5.25 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. He scored four goals and 21 assists for the Rangers last season, and he was the only player on the team to appear in all 82 games. He was as second on the team with 127 hits and 119 blocked shots.
The 2012 first-round pick has already played 169 NHL games, and his his 64 points ranks ninth among league defensemen under the age of 25. Playing all 82 games last season, Skjei averaged a career-high 21 minutes a game and had four goals and 21 assists.
The New York Rangers will play the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, MN on March 16, 2019.
Brady Skjei skating for Lakeville North at State
Brady Skjei skating for the Minnesota Gophers
Brady Skjei Skating for the Rangers