April 18, 2014 |
LUKE SCHENN has been in the NHL so long that sometimes it is easy to forget he is just 24 years old. It is even tougher for Schenn himself to imagine, then, that tonight at Madison Square Garden will be his first Stanley Cup playoff game. Since Schenn joined the league in 2008, every NHL team except Edmonton and Atlanta/Winnipeg has made the playoffs. Schenn just happened to leave Toronto - which had experienced a 7-year playoff drought until 2013 - before last season, when the Flyers had one of their rare missteps.
December 8, 2015 |
Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn will miss two weeks because of an injury suffered in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Columbus, the team announced Sunday. On Monday, the Flyers will recall a defenseman to play in Tuesday's game against the visiting Islanders. Candidates include Andrew MacDonald, Mark Alt, Davis Drewiske, and Sam Morin. Late in Saturday's game, Schenn was checked into the boards by Columbus' Michael Chaput, fell awkwardly, and appeared to injure his left foot or ankle. Chaput was selected by the Flyers in the third round of the 2010 draft.
January 11, 2013 |
In hockey-crazed Toronto, bruising defenseman Luke Schenn was regarded as a flop, a No. 1 draft pick who never lived up to his expectations. Now, the slate is clean. "Sometimes, it's nice to get a fresh start," Schenn said Wednesday after his first informal practice with his new Flyers teammates in Voorhees. "A change of scenery a little bit can maybe work out for the better. I'm excited to be here, and being familiar with some of the guys can only be a positive. " 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.
October 10, 2015 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Now that he has earned a spot in the Flyers' lineup, Luke Schenn is trying to adjust to a Russian defensive partner who is still learning English. Pri-vet (hello in Russian), Evgeny Medvedev. Medvedev, 33, making the jump from Russia's KHL, made his NHL debut Thursday. He has been learning a new language by taking English lessons and watching lots of TV. "I think I've had maybe not even half a practice with him," Schenn said before the Flyers opened their season in Tampa.
December 12, 2014 |
THROUGHOUT THE games he's sat as a healthy scratch, Luke Schenn maintained a positive mindset. "At the end of the day, when you look back on your career, I don't think it's, for anyone, smooth sailing [the whole way through]," the 25-year-old defenseman had said after skating in the team's optional practice on Wednesday. "That's what makes the story good when you're done, the ups and downs and the way you continue to push through it. If there's any quit, you'd never even be in this situation to begin with because this isn't the first time and you know it's not going to be the last time.
March 15, 2015 |
LUKE SCHENN was curious. During the first intermission on Tuesday night, he asked his brother Brayden whether he managed to get a stick on Luke's point shot from the first minute of the game that found its way through Kari Lehtonen. Brayden was given credit for the goal. Coach Craig Berube even praised him postgame for tipping the puck. Luke wasn't sure. Brayden barely celebrated, later confirming to his brother that he never touched it. Rather than petition the official scorers to change the goal back to him, as some hungry goal scorers are wont to do, Luke didn't say a word.
March 21, 2014 |
SINCE 2008, exactly 28 of the NHL's 30 franchises - every one except Edmonton and Atlanta/Winnipeg - have qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs at least once. Luke Schenn made his NHL debut as a wide-eyed 18-year-old on Oct. 9, 2008, with the Maple Leafs. Toronto didn't qualify for the playoffs from 2005-06 until last spring, Schenn's first season with the Flyers - who coincidentally missed out on a run at Lord Stanley's chalice for just the second time since 1994. Schenn has played for two of the game's proudest franchises and has never had a crack at the ultimate prize.
January 8, 2016 |
The Flyers traded two classy players - defenseman Luke Schenn and forward Vinny Lecavalier - who became known for negative reasons: They were part of two of the worst deals/signings in recent franchise history. In a cost-cutting trade Wednesday, both were dealt to Los Angeles for center Jordan Weal, 23, a decent prospect who starred in the AHL last year but had no points in 10 games with the Kings this season, and a third-round pick in this June's draft. The Flyers shed lots of salary and are now $4.1 million under the cap, according to generalfanager.com.
June 24, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - In a trade that was rumored since last season, the Flyers dealt left winger James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for rugged defenseman Luke Schenn on Saturday. Schenn, 22, will be reunited with his brother, Brayden, a 20-year-old Flyers center. We're pretty close," Luke Schenn said in a conference call with reporters. "It's surreal right now. It's hard to describe how cool this is. " The younger Schenn "couldn't believe it," Luke Schenn said. "He told me it was a dream come true.
September 29, 2015 |
Luke Schenn has been held out of the Flyers' last two preseason games as the defenseman's role with the Flyers seems to be in question. But Schenn - who has been the subject of trade rumors - does not appear worried. "It's training camp," said Schenn. "There's nothing to be upset about. Still have a week to see how things will shake out here. Still a few games left. I just want to have a couple more good games. " Schenn did not know on Sunday afternoon if he was going to play on Monday night against the Rangers.