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2009 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings draft Brayden Schenn, 5th overall

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Toronto fans reacted coldly to this one.  Plenty of buzz suggested the Maple Leafs wanted to pick up Luke's younger brother with hopes of a Sedin twin sort of chemistry in Toronto.  Didn't happen.  Younger brother heads off to the sunny side of California.  Read up at Battle of Cali for more info.

(WHL - Brandon)
GP G A P PIM
2008 - Brayden Schenn (Center)
70 32 56
88
82

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

He has the puck skills you want in a top end centre, as Schenn has shown his dedication to improve. Schenn can thread the needle in tight spaces and create time and space when he stickhandles into the offensive zone.

Shane Malloy
TSN
Schenn is gifted offensively and has top-six-forward potential. A burly, physical, left-handed shooting forward, Schenn possesses traits reminiscent of a young Pat Verbeek or Brendan Shanahan.


"He's such a complete player.  If you take all the parts of the prototypical Canadien player and threw them in a blender and spit it out, this is the guy you would get."

Scout
Quoted in The Hockey News

THE EVIDENCE