|Larry Foster Skinner, Jr.
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 pounds
Born: 4.21.56 Vancouver, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the New York Rangers with Dennis Owchar for Bobby Sheehan, 12.5.79
Also: Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins, 10.80
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Skinner got off to a hot start after joining the Rockies straight from the Ottawa 67s, his junior team. He even got
in the record books as scoring the first goal in Rockies history.
But he was never able to keep that going, and would make a career out of playing in the minors. Largely the AHL,
though; he only played about 20 games with Fort Worth versus 4 seasons with 5 different teams in the AHL. (And
that includes playing with the Nighthawks in 79-80 after being traded there, which was more like a loan than a trade.
He was never Rangers property that year.) In those years, though, he scored 50+ points in all but one season.
In 81-82 he decided to go play in Europe. He played in Austria for 2 seasons, and in both those seasons, he would
also come back stateside to play for the Hershey Bears to finish those seasons.
He would finish his career playing 5 seasons in France.
He had worked in the circulation department for the Ottawa Sun after he retired, but did get back into the game within
the last few years as he was recently an assistant coach for Nepean Raiders of the CJHL. For the 10-11 season, he
rejoins the 67s in that capacity.
|Entry Draft: 1976 Sixth Round Pick (92nd overall) by the
Kansas City Scouts
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise