Fans get to dress Canes' Skinner

STAFF WRITERJune 11, 2011 

Jeff Skinner figures to be stylin' when he goes to the NHL Awards Show this month in Las Vegas.

As for just how stylish the Carolina Hurricanes forward will be, that's up to his fans to decide.

Skinner, who turned 19 last month, is considered the favorite to win the NHL's Calder Trophy as 2011 rookie of the year. He scored 31 goals last season, when he was the youngest player in the league, and created near hysteria in Raleigh during the NHL All-Star Weekend with his personal appearances around town.

Skinner would like to look his best for Vegas, and Seventeen Magazine had an idea: let the fans vote on what suit Skinner will wear on the big night. The magazine invited Skinner to New York and photographed him in three different suits, courtesy of the John Varvatos JV Star USA line, offering three distinct looks.

Want a looksee? Want to vote?

Go to Seventeen.com. Hit the link that says "Dress a Hot Guy for the Red Carpet!" (one can almost see Skinner blushing over that).

The polls are now open.

AHL's Moose is loose: The Manitoba Moose are moving to Newfoundland.

The American Hockey League's board of governors announced Friday it has approved the franchise's move from Winnipeg to St. John's.

The AHL club was forced to leave Winnipeg after True North Sports and Entertainment purchased the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers late last month. True North is moving them to Manitoba's capital.

The St. John's club will serve as the AHL affiliate for the Winnipeg franchise.

Canadiens sign Darche: The Montreal Canadiens have signed left wing Mathieu Darche to a one-year contract extension after helping the club reach the playoffs.

Associated Press

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