The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday signed defenseman Brett Skinner to a professional tryout.
Skinner, 29, has skated in 27 games with the CHL’s Allen Americans this season and ranks fourth on the team with 37 points (7-30—37).
Vancouver’s third choice (68th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Skinner is in his eighth professional season, having recorded 159 points (24-135—159) in 329 AHL contests with Manitoba, Portland, Omaha, Providence, Bridgeport, Chicago and Lake Erie. He also played in 11 NHL games with the NY Islanders in 2008-09.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of
The Griffins will make their first visit of the season to
Friday's game will be on NewsRadio WOOD 1300 and 106.9fm. Saturday's game will air here on ESPN 96.1.