REPORT: Sabres Jeff Skinner breaks 'Hockey Code' causes scrum after whistle

Published November 17, 2022 at 1:25 PM

A name that people all but forgot about these past few years was Jeff Skinner. Frankly the only time you would hear his name for a few seasons is to laugh at his large contract and see how little his point production was.

Last season though, he found some chemistry with Tage Thompson and the duo produced wonders and Jeff Skinner tied his career high in points with 63.

This season he is off to a good start again, scoring 5 goals and 14 points in 17 games.

Skinner is a well respected player in the league, he plays in the dirty areas but he isn't known as a dirty or controversial player.

Last night when the Buffalo Sabres took on the Ottawa Senators, Jake Sanderson was laying on the crease and the referee's blew the whistle. Everyone seemed to hear it but Skinner and as the puck comes to him, he fires it at the net, which caused all the Senators to come after him:

The puck definitely should not have been blown since the Sabres had possession of the puck and it is definitely possible he did not hear the whistle, but there is definitely a code in the NHL about shooting the puck after the whistle and the Senators were not happy about it.
November 17   |   75 answers
REPORT: Sabres Jeff Skinner breaks 'Hockey Code' causes scrum after whistle

Will Jeff Skinner ever live up to his contract?

yes1621.3 %
no5978.7 %
Latest 10 stories