5.) Brady Skjei got Playoff Experience
For a player of only 23 years, Skjei proved to be a strong force for the Rangers night in and night out. Of course, he had a great regular season, as well. However, the playoffs are when everybody needs to elevate their play, and that is exactly what he did without exception.
Despite one off game in game one against the Senators, he played amazing throughout the postseason. He raised his level of intensity, provided scoring, wasn’t afraid to take hits, and was overall a force to be reckoned with. This experience has shaped him as a player and will make him more knowledgeable of what it takes to win for next season and many more to come.
Although it was a difficult loss to swallow, Skjei was able to prove his worth on this roster. He was easily the second or third best defenseman for the Rangers in this playoff run, and he should be playing with confidence come next season because of it.