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NHL PLAYER, Brayden Schenn


Born Aug 22, 1991 -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Selected by Los Angeles Kings round 1 #5 overall 2009 NHL Entry Draft

Brayden Schenn is a Canadian centre currently playing for the St. Louis of the National Hockey League (NHL). Schenn was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings fifth overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut for the Kings in October 2009, after being called up on an emergency basis. Schenn has represented Canada internationally at several tournaments, and won two silver medals at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. At the 2011 tournament, Schenn tied Canada's record for points in a single tournament, and was selected to the Tournament's All-Star Team as well as being named Top Forward, and Most Valuable Player. His older brother Luke Schenn is a defenceman who plays for the Los Angeles Kings.  

Schenn started his major junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2007–08. He was Brandon's first pick in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. Schenn made his WHL debut on September 21, 2007, against the Saskatoon Blades, earning his first WHL point, an assist. Later in the season, on October 17, he notched his first WHL goal against the Red Deer Rebels. Schenn finished his first season as the Wheat Kings' leading scorer and as the top rookie scorer in the WHL tallying 28 goals and 43 assists for 71 points, earning him the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as WHL Rookie of the Year, and a spot on the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) All-Rookie Team. He was also the inaugural winner of the 2007–08 Boston Pizza WHL 'Fan's Choice' Award. He also picked up the Wheat Kings team awards for Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Player.

Leading up to the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Schenn had been listed as the third highest prospect among WHL players in the NHL Central Scouting Service (CSS)'s preliminary rankings, while International Scouting (ISS) ranked him at fifth overall and first in the WHL. Schenn's ranking remained the same at fifth overall with the NHL CSS's midway ranking. E. J. McGuire, the director of NHL's Central Scouting Bureau compared facets of Schenn's game to Jonathan Cheechoo and Joe Thornton. At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he was drafted fifth overall by the Los Angeles Kings.  

At the start of the 2009–10 hockey season, Schenn attended training camp with the Kings, but was considered a long shot to make the team. Schenn was returned to Brandon after being one of the last cuts at camp. He served as Brandon's captain for the 2009–10 WHL season. During the season, Schenn again represented the WHL in the Canada-Russia Challenge series. He finished the regular season with 99 points (34 goals, 65 assists) in 59 games, which tied him for fourth overall in WHL scoring with teammate Matt Calvert. Schenn was named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team.

Schenn played his first NHL game on November 26, 2009, against the Vancouver Canucks after being called up on an emergency basis and signed to an amateur, one-game try-out contract. At the time of his debut, Schenn was the third youngest player of all-time to skate for the team.  

Schenn was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers, along with Wayne Simmonds and a 2012 second round pick, for Mike Richards and Rob Bordson on June 23, 2011.  On January 2, 2012, Schenn scored his first NHL goal on a rebound during the second period against the New York Rangers, scoring against Henrik Lundqvist during the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. Schenn scored his first career hat trick on February 29, 2016 against the Calgary Flames.  

On June 23, 2017, at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, he was traded by the Flyers to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jori Lehtera, a first-round pick (27th overall) in 2017 and conditional first-round pick in 2018.

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Schenn helps Blues earn first win October 12, 2018

Brayden Schenn was named the 2nd star of the game last night, as the St. Louis Blues registered their first win of the year, defeating the Flames 5-3. The Saskatoon-native tallied 3 assists in the contest, along with 2 shots on net and 2 takeaways. The 27-year-old center is looking to build off of a breakout season with the Blues last year that saw him set new career highs in both goals (28), and assists (42).

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Schenn and Schwartz shining stars of 2017-18 Blues’ season June 13, 2018

Despite the fact that the St. Louis Blues missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011, Brayden Schenn and Jayden Schwartz were among the bright spots, both contributing to the teams’ best moments of the season. Schenn, who was acquired via trade last summer, quickly became a fan favorite in St. Louis, leading the Blues to a fast start out of the gate. He eventually would finish the season with career-highs in a plethora of categories including goals (28), points (70) and plus/minus (+10). As for Schwartz, the super-skilled winger was slowed by injuries but still managed to score 24 goals and add 35 assists (in just 62 games), finishing the season with nearly a point per game average of 1.00.

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Schenn and Bailey shine in Team Canada romp May 08, 2018

Josh Bailey tallied a goal and an assist while Brayden Schenn added 2 assists, as Team Canada made quick of Denmark, winning by a score of 7-1 in the round robin portion of the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championships.  The Canadian team currently sit in 2nd place overall in Group B, with 7 points (2 wins, 1 draw) through 3 games played. Bailey has had a solid start to the competition, registering 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists), while Schenn has also been a key offensive provider, tallying a goal and 2 assists.

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Schenn helps Blues steady the ship in second straight win January 19, 2018

Brayden Schenn scored a goal and assisted on another last night, as the St. Louis Blues continued their move back towards the top of the Central Division with a 4-1 defeat of the Ottawa Senators. The Saskatoon-native added 4 shots on net and 3 takeaways to his match stats, and would eventually go on to be named the game’s 1st star. Overall it has been a breakout season for the 26-year-old center, with 46 points (18 goals, 28 assists) in 48 games to date.

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Schenn garners another award in breakout campaign December 11, 2017

Brayden Schenn was named the 1st Star of the Week (Dec. 4 - 10) on Monday, after leading the St. Louis to a perfect 4-0 record. Schenn, who was only just recently named the 3rd Star of the Month for the month of November, recorded at least a goal or more in 4 straight games this past week, including his 3rd career hat trick. He currently sits 5th overall in points (37) for the season, and leads all players with a whopping +25 rating and 6 game-winning goals.

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Schenn named 3rd star of the month December 04, 2017

Brayden Schenn was named the 3rd star of the month on Friday. The 26-year-old center was easily one of the top performers in November, tallying an impressive 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in just 12 games, with a plus/minus rating of +10. His torrid month was highlighted by two, four-point performances, along with an overtime winning-goal. For the season, the Saskatoon-native currently sits 10th overall in points with 30 (10 goals, 20 assists) and 1st in plus/minus (+19).

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Schenn is one of the breakout stars of the season November 24, 2017

Brayden Schenn’s electric play through the first quarter of the season has been a top storyline in the NHL. Acquired in a trade from the Philadelphia Flyers, the Blues’ new center has been a terrific fit with his new club, especially with his linemates. After mixing time between the center and wing position with the Flyers, the move to a full-time center position with the Blues has been a real game-changer for the Saskatoon-native.

Through 22 games, Schenn has not only been an offensive breakout star (10 goals, 20 assists) but also a reliable, two-way player. He currently leads the entire NHL in plus/minus with a +19 rating.

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Schwartz and Schenn help Blues steamroll Oilers November 22, 2017

Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn combined for an incredible 8 points last night, as the St. Louis Blues continued their dominating start to the season, easily dispatching the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 8-3. The dynamic duo, who currently sit tied for 4th in the NHL scoring race (30 points) and 1st in plus/minus (+19), both finished the game with a +4 rating. Schenn would go on to be named 2nd star of the contest, while Schwartz was named the 3rd star.

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Schenn catches fire in Blues’ win November 17, 2017

Brayden Schenn was named the 1st star of the contest last night, helping the Blues pull away in a 4-1 defeat of the Edmonton Oilers. Tied 1-1 in the 2nd period, the 26-year-old center assisted on the team’s go-ahead goal, before consolidating the victory with two more goals early in the 3rd period. The Saskatoon-native is on pace for his best offensive season in the NHL, and is a big reason why St. Louis currently sit atop the Western Conference with 29 points. Through 20 games, Schenn shares the team-lead in scoring with 25 points (7 goals, 18 assists), and leads the entire NHL in plus/minus rating (+16).

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Pietrangelo and Schenn lead Blues’ to season opening win October 05, 2017

Alex Pietrangelo scored twice and Brayden Schenn added a goal and an assist, as the St. Louis Blues defeated the defending champs Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 5-4 on opening night. Pietrangelo would eventually be named the 1st star of the contest after tallying two goals -- including the game-winner in overtime – along with 25:43 of ice-time and 8 shots on net (both team highs).  Schenn, meanwhile, did not disappoint in his first game with the Blues, tallying a goal and the primary assist on Pietrangelo’s overtime winner.

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Schenn finds new home in St. Louis June 27, 2017

Brayden Schenn was traded to the St. Louis Blues on Friday, after spending the better part of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers. The 25-year-old center has shown a steady improvement since joining the Flyers from the L.A. Kings via trade in 2011. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-native has recently produced back-to-back seasons of 25 goals or more (26 and 25), and a career-high 59 points in 2015-16.

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Schenn stays hot in Flyers’ win December 12, 2016

Brayden Schenn was the overtime hero last night, as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 1-0. It was the 25-year-old center’s 3rd game-winning goal of the season, and he would eventually go on to be named the 3rd star of the contest. Schenn is coming off of his best game of the season on Saturday night, where he scored his 2nd career hat trick in a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars. The Saskatoon-native has had a solid campaign to date, with 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists) in 28 games.

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Richardson, Schenn star for respective teams in Coyotes win October 28, 2016

Brad Richardson led Arizona to a 5-4 win over Philadelphia last night, while Brayden Schenn, despite the loss, had his best game of the season. Richardson was named the first star of the contest, registering two points including an important shorthanded goal in the 3rd period. The Belleville-native has been a clutch performer in 2016-17, tallying 6 points in 7 games, including 2 shorthanded goals. Schenn, meanwhile, has been on a mini tear of his own, tallying 5 points in his last two games, including a goal and 2 assists in last night’s loss to Arizona.

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Schenn agrees to new contract extension July 25, 2016

Brayden Schenn and the Philadelphia Flyers came to terms on a new four-year contract extension on Monday, worth an estimated $20.5 million. The 24-year-old center is coming off of his best season to date, registering career-highs in goals (26), assists (33) and points (59). Drafted 5th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, the Saskatoon native will be entering his 6th NHL season in 2016-17.

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