Denver’s Skinner Signs With Vancouver

Brett Skinner, a senior-to-be and captain-to-be of Denver, gave up his final year of collegiate eligibility to sign with the Vancouver Canucks.

“It was the toughest decision of my life,” Skinner told the Denver Post. “I’m leaving the captain behind, a great program, and the comfort of being at a place like Denver. But obviously my goal is to play in the NHL, and I think everybody understands that this is the best move to get me there.”

The Brandon, Man. native amassed 15 goals and 87 points in 124 games while playing for Denver. He had 36 assists last season from the blueline and finished fifth on the team with 40 points.

Skinner will give up the chance to try for a three-peat with Denver.