Skinner, 23, is expected to be the team’s No. 2 goalie behind Jack Campbell this season.
“It feels great mentally,” he said at the Oilers’ training camp on Friday.
“I feel like it’s a big challenge in front of me, and I’m really excited for that challenge.”
After being drafted 78th overall in 2017, Skinner has had to work his way up to being a full-time NHLer. His junior career ended in 2018 with a WHL championship and Memorial Cup appearance with the Swift Current Broncos.
He later played in the ECHL and AHL before making his NHL debut on Jan. 31, 2021.