2006-07: Skachkov appeared in 52 games with Russian club Traktor Chelyabinsk, potting 13 goals and adding nine assists. He served 52 minutes in penalties, and finished with a minus-4 rating. Skachkov’s goal total was second on his team, while his 22 points ranked third. His team finished near the bottom of the league standings, so his personal statistics would have likely been higher if he were surrounded by more skillful players.
Skachkov possesses offensive talent, and has a nose for scoring goals. Overall, his game is lacking in other areas.
Skachkov will continue playing in the RSL for the time being. A North American contract seems unlikely.