Height: 6' 3", Weight: 226 pounds
Born: 10.28.79 Litomerice, Czech Republic
|How he arrived: Traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs for Devils' 5th round pick in the 2010 E.D.,
How he left: Signed as a free agent with Avangard Omsk (KHL), 6.23.10
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Skoula had some of his best seasons while playing for Jacques Lemaire with the Minnesota Wild, and was also part of
the Avs team that won the Cup in 2001.
His availability came when the Pittsburgh Penguins made some moves that left the already seldom playing Skoula
expendable. He was moved to Toronto in a move that brought Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Steel City, and was told to
stand by, as he might get moved again. Sure enough, he was the Devils' token defensive depth move for the 09-10
He played solid down the stretch, though. Not a lot of talk about him, but usually, that's a good thing. It usually means
that nobody is bitching about any mistakes that he was making, which in his case, was almost non-existent.
After 2 1/2 seasons with Omsk, he would play 3 seasons with 4 different teams in his homeland, both KHL associated
and Czech League associated. He was having good production in Omsk, but had dipped since and up until his retirement
|Entry Draft: 1998 First Round Pick (17th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise