Schenn, 23, acquired in the June deal that sent winger James van Riemsdyk to the Maple Leafs, is reunited with his younger brother, Brayden, who is expected to play on the Flyers' second line.
Brayden Schenn is playing with the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms, and he cannot join the Flyers until the NHL's collective bargaining agreement is ratified. That probably will happen Saturday, with training camps expected to start Sunday.
"We always dreamed about playing together, but we thought if it was a possibility, it would probably happen later on in our careers, down the road," said Luke Schenn, a 6-foot-2, 229-pounder who led NHL defensemen with 270 hits last season. "For us to come together this early on in our careers, it's pretty exciting for us and our family."
Schenn said he and his brother have not been teammates since "our dad coached us when we were 7 or 8 years old, so it's been a long time. We always followed each other and pushed each other in the summers, and trained together. But I never had the chance to play with him, and doing it, especially in the NHL, it's going to be unbelievable."
Schenn brings a right-handed shot and some much-needed physicality that the Flyers lost when Chris Pronger suffered a concussion last season that may have ended his career. If all the defensemen are healthy, Schenn probably will start the season on the third pairing, but he clearly has the ability to climb the charts.
If healthy, the Flyers' top four defensemen figure to be Braydon Coburn, Nick Grossmann, Kimmo Timonen, and Andrej Meszaros.
Meszaros had offseason Achilles surgery, and it is not known if he will be ready for the expected Jan. 19 opener.
"I'm feeling good, but the real test will be when everybody's here," said Meszaros, referring to the start of camp. "I'm going to be doing some battle drills and one-on-one in the corner. I'll be in scrimmages and see how my speed is and if I can be fast enough to turn and to pivot. I really can't say right now."
Schenn, the fifth overall pick in the 2008 draft, will have a six-day training camp to build some chemistry with a defensive partner. He may be matched with Bruno Gervais, an offensive-minded defenseman. Gervais, signed as a free agent in the offseason, also made his first appearance with the team Wednesday.
During the 113-day lockout, Luke Schenn trained in Kelowna, British Columbia, with about a dozen NHL players and skated with the junior team, the Kelowna Rockets. He has been skating four or five days a week since early August.
"It feels like a long time since the trade happened and feels awesome to finally be here," Schenn said. "I couldn't be more excited. . . . I'm still young, so I still feel like I have a lot of work and [professional] growing to do."
Schenn said he wasn't taking a spot for granted.
"I definitely have to work for it," he said, "but I'm looking forward to the new opportunity here and a fresh start."
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