PROGRAMMING NOTE: Sharks (23-11-5, 51 points) at the Winnipeg Jets (20-17-5, 45 points). Coverage begins tonight at 5:00 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California, and the puck drops at 5:30.
I think its very deserving. Hes been one of our most consistent players for the last year and a half," Sharks coach Todd McLellan explained.
"Hes very dynamic, and plays in all situations, and is very responsible. I still find it hard to believe that hes as young as he is. He fits in with our star players, our Thonrtons and Marleaus, and they are basically a decade ahead of him as far as age goes.
"Give him credit for establishing himself in the National Hockey League and maintaining throughout his career so far.
This season, Skinner has 12 goals, 24 points, and is not an All-Star.
The game will be held Jan. 29 at ScotiaBank Place in Ottawa.