CanadianExpatNetwork.com The Canadian Expat Network is the community for Canadians living abroad. It includes, articles, events, forums, surveys and a resource directory.
Home | Feature Articles | CEN Newsletters | Search |

Free Bi-Weekly
Newsletter

Email:
 About this Site
 Testimonials
 About CEN
 Benefits
 CEN in the News
 CEN Newsletters
 Submit Articles
 CDN Expats
 Feature Articles
 2010 Vancouver Olympics
 2010 Olympic Gallery
 2008 Beijing Olympics
 Calendar of Events
 CEN YouTube videos
 Discussion Forum
 Gallery
 Labatt's Hockey Night
 Most Popular
 Terry Fox Run
 RESOURCES
 Canadian Brands
 Canadian Groups
 Cross Border Investing
 Download Library
 Foreign Currency
 Hockey
 Immigration
 Resource Directory
 SEUS CP Alliance
 Article Index
 CDN Headlines
 Regional News
 Business Headlines
 Sports Headlines
 Entertainment Headlines
 Lifestyle Headlines
 Other
 Contact Us
 Site Map
 Terms of Use
Subscribe to our RSS Feed
Twitter Youtube
home | Hockey | Jeff Skinner arrives at 18!
 




Jeff Skinner arrives at 18!

Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
Printer-Friendly Format

What were you doing when you were 18? For NHL rookie sensation Jeff Skinner in his 18th year, he has earned a spot in the NHL with the Carolina Hurricanes and is now preparing for his first All Star Game.

As part of the 2011 All Star festivities, Skinner met with fans at the sports bar Backyard Bistro for "Canes Corner", a live hour long interview. The place was packed as the Raleigh crowd has really taken to the Markham, Ontario native. It was such a spectacle, that some joked it was "Skinnerpalooza".

Skinner spoke to the audience about the support of his teammates and his strong family upbringing. Quite a ride so far, for the youngest player ever to play in an NHL All Star game.

Interviewer Mike Maniscalco of 99.9 the Fan, had a surprise interview guest caller for Skinner. Calling from Markham was Mayor Frank Scarpitti who praised Skinner for his performance, humbleness and spoke of how proud he was of the young man. Ironically, the City of Markham has had a Sister City relationship with Cary, NC for several years.

Carolina fans can look forward to a long and prosperous career from this 7th round draft pick. Skinner's youth could be best summed up by the response to Maniscalco's question on what was the most challenging part of his NHL transition so far. "The thought of not having to go to school in September," Skinner responded.




Printer-Friendly Format
·  Sounds from the 2011 NHL All Star Game
·  All Star pre game warm ups, soccer style!
·  Photos from the Red Carpet
·  Fantasy Draft Interviews from Team Staal
·  Fan Fest a hit with NHL fans: "Keeper of the Cup" and Fan Fest pictures
·  Hockey is thriving in North Carolina!
·  RBC Bank a player at the NHL All Star Weekend
·  Charitable Cause "Hockey for Huggies" with Eric Staal and Grey's Anatomy Star Ellen Pompeo
·  Great Hockey stories from behind the scenes
·  2011 NHL All-Star Game: Hockey Day in Carolina
·  Mark DeMontis of Courage Canada in Raleigh for Courage Carolina during All Star Week
·  NHL All Star Fanfest


Labatt Blue

Province of New Brunswick

Pacifica Partners

Canadian Favourites

Canadian Forex


Canada150_Nav

72 Project



Which Canadian Team will have the best season?
Vancouver
Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
Toronto
Ottawa
Montreal

  • Show Survey Results
  • Show All Surveys
  •  Discussion Forum
    Recent Forum Posts
    · Sequential H1B visas
    · finding a cross border accountant in Chicago
    · CDN RESP's
    · Income Tax
    · Online photo retouching service
    · I don't know what to do
    · National Newspaper Column
    · Canadians who immigrated to US in 1960s?
    · Expat blogs
    · Doing business in the US
    · Private honeymoon trekking and familytrip to China
    · English into Canadian French translator needed
    · What Canadian teams will make the playoffs?
    · Launch of Discussion Forum Oct. 2010
    Search Discussion