Trades around the NHL Draft were unexpectedly quiet this year and now we might know one reason.
With a year left on his current deal, it looks like the Carolina Hurricanes has deals on the table that would send Jeff Skinner out of Carolina, only for Skinner to turn them down, however it’s unclear which teams had potential deals in place to bring the 26-year-old to their organisation.
Skinner has a year to run on his current deal that has a no movement clause in it, and apparently turned down more than one trade this off-season.
Whether or not Skinner will be with the Hurricanes next season remains to be seen, but he’s going into a contract year, finishing up a six-year deal that began in 2013-14.
Skinner was taken 7th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft by Carolina and has gone on to put up 379 points, including 204 goals in 579 games, serving as an alternate captain on the team for the past two seasons.