January 16, 2013 |
When the Flyers' season starts Saturday afternoon against visiting Pittsburgh, it appears that Brayden Schenn will get the first crack at being their first-line right winger. "I want to go in there and win that spot and hopefully stay there," Schenn said after Monday's practice in Voorhees. During the first two days of training camp, Schenn was mostly on a line with star center Claude Giroux (28 goals, 93 points last season) and left winger Scott Hartnell (37 goals). "It's an opportunity to play with one of the top players in the league, and Hartnell is coming off a great year" said Schenn, 21. "For me, I'm just trying to blend in and find chemistry as quick as possible and hopefully step up and fill that role.
October 3, 2011 |
After he took part in Sunday's practice in Voorhees, rookie center Brayden Schenn said he is healthy and available to play in Thursday's opener in Boston. But are the Flyers ready to put him on their roster? General manager Paul Holmgren said he probably won't finalize his decisions until Wednesday at 3 p.m., when rosters must be submitted to the NHL. Schenn, who missed the last two preseason games because of a shoulder injury, has a $3.1 million salary cap hit. If he starts the season with the AHL Phantoms, the Flyers will have cap space to include a player such as defenseman Matt Walker ($1.7 million cap hit)
November 30, 2012 |
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - When Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren finally signed off on a long-rumored trade to bring Brayden Schenn's older brother, Luke, over from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brayden was relaxing on a boat with friends on a lake in Saskatchewan. That was June 23. "The trade has sunk in," Brayden Schenn said Thursday. "But we haven't exactly had that first NHL game where we're on the same team, to get to share in that experience. " For now, as the NHL lockout reaches its 76th day on Friday, the Schenn brothers remain worlds apart.
March 6, 2013 |
ONE GAGGLE of cameras and audio recorders surrounded Wayne Simmonds. Another was quickly forming around Danny Briere. Brayden Schenn kept his head down and walked toward his stall in the corner of the Flyers' dressing room, distanced from the bright lights and eager microphones. Schenn, 21, entered Monday's action tied for 29th in NHL scoring with 19 points - ahead of such bigger names as Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin and even Simmonds. Yet no player ahead of him on that list - especially no Flyer - has received less attention and fanfare this season.
February 13, 2013 |
TORONTO - Nearly 2 years younger, Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has relied on his older brother, Luke, to help navigate the ropes of the NHL. Luke Schenn had nearly 150 NHL games under his belt by the time Brayden finally got his chance with the Flyers last season. This year, the protégé has guided the veteran. "He's got a little seniority with the Flyers," Luke Schenn said with a smile. "He's showed me the ways a little bit. " Brayden was traded to the Flyers from Los Angeles in 2011.
February 24, 2013 |
For the first time this season, the Flyers won when they didn't have a lead heading into the third period. Winger Wayne Simmonds completed his second Gordie Howe hat trick - a goal, assist, and fight - in the last three games as he scored on the power play with 11 minutes, 3 seconds left, keying the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. Skating by the crease, Simmonds took a slick backhand pass from Brayden Schenn (two goals) and rammed in his seventh goal of the season.
November 15, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - Brayden Schenn enjoyed his coming-out party in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Penguins, making a name for himself with six points in six games as the Flyers ousted their most hated rival. Today, he awakes as the Flyers' leading scorer with 12 points. And, thanks to a two-goal effort from Schenn, which delivered a nail-biting 2-1 win last night over those same Penguins, the Flyers finally have the statement victory needed to declare they've officially turned the corner they've been talking about the last 2 weeks.
February 11, 2013 |
The Schenn brothers - Luke and Brayden - played a major role in the Flyers' 4-3 overtime win over Carolina on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Luke Schenn, a bruising defenseman, had eight hits and six blocked shots in a team-high 24 minutes, 50 seconds, while Brayden had a goal and two assists as the Flyers concluded a 3-0-1 homestand. "Seven of eight points. We'll take it," said Luke Schenn, who will face his former Toronto teammates Monday. "It was good to get back on track a little bit, but we have to be a lot better on the road.
January 25, 2013 |
For the 0-3 Flyers, the news keeps getting worse. They lost two forwards from their already-depleted lineup Wednesday as Brayden Schenn was suspended for a game and the team announced that Scott Hartnell was out "indefinitely" because of an injured left foot. Both will miss Thursday's game against the visiting New York Rangers. The Flyers were already missing injured forwards Danny Briere and Zac Rinaldo. Schenn was suspended by the NHL for a second-period hit on New Jersey's Anton Volchenkov in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Devils.
September 12, 2011 |
Peter Laviolette is excited to put the puzzle (read: his new team) together. "This camp," the Flyers coach said the other day, "has a lot of value. " More so than in past years because the Flyers are coming off a summer makeover in which they dramatically changed the team's core. "Should be a very interesting camp," Laviolette said. Rookie camp, which will feature centers Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier, opens Monday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees at 10 a.m. The players will be on the ice at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and 11 a.m. on Wednesday.