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Skinner and Murray are the only rookie goalies to win 25+ games since 2011

Published April 8, 2023 at 4:11
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Stuart Skinner and Matt Murray have both achieved a rare feat as rookie goaltenders in the past 12 years, winning 25 or more games in their first season. While Murray has had a more challenging time recently with injuries, Skinner's play has been instrumental in helping the Edmonton Oilers secure wins and improve their playoff chances.


Skinner, who was drafted by the Oilers in 2017, has stepped up in a big way for the team in the absence of their starting goalie, Mike Smith. Despite being a relatively untested rookie, he has shown remarkable poise and skill in the net, making key saves and keeping the Oilers in the game when they need him most.

For Skinner, winning 25 or more games in his rookie season is a testament to his hard work and dedication to the sport. And with the Oilers pushing for a playoff spot, his contributions are more important than ever.


In addition to Skinner's impressive achievements, it's worth noting that two of his teammates, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, were also selected to go to the all-star game this year. McDavid, widely considered one of the best players in the NHL today, is known for his incredible speed and skill on the ice. Draisaitl, meanwhile, is a gifted scorer who has racked up multiple 100-point seasons in his career.

The fact that three Oilers players were selected to the all-star game speaks to the team's overall strength and talent. With these players leading the way, the Oilers have a chance to make a deep playoff run and potentially contend for the Stanley Cup. As the season continues, fans will be eagerly watching to see how Skinner, McDavid, and Draisaitl perform on the ice
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