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Brayden Schenn
Schenn with the Saskatoon Blades in 2011
Born (1991-08-22) August 22, 1991 (age 28)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
Philadelphia Flyers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2009–present

Brayden Michael Schenn (/ˈʃɛn/; born August 22, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 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. Schenn won the Stanley Cup in 2019 with the Blues.

Playing career[edit]


Schenn played minor hockey in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He played AAA midget hockey for the Saskatoon Contacts. During the 2006–07 season, his teammates included Jared Cowen and Carter Ashton.[1] In the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft, Schenn was selected in the first round, ninth overall, by the Brandon Wheat Kings.[2] His teammates Cowen and Ashton were selected first and eighth overall, respectively.[3] In his last season of midget hockey, he scored 70 points in 41 games.[4]


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.[5] Later in the season, on October 17, he notched his first WHL goal against the Red Deer Rebels.[5] Schenn finished his first season as the Wheat Kings' leading scorer[6] and as the top rookie scorer in the WHL tallying 28 goals and 43 assists for 71 points,[7] 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.[8] He was also the inaugural winner of the 2007–08 Boston Pizza WHL 'Fan's Choice' Award.[4] He also picked up the Wheat Kings team awards for Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Player.[4]

Schenn spent the 2008–09 season playing with the Wheat Kings and served as their co-captain alongside Matt Calvert.[4] In January 2009, he was named the WHL[9] and CHL[10] Player of the Week, after scoring 7 points in two games.[9] Also in January, Schenn was selected as the winner of the H. L. (Krug) Crawford Memorial Medal which is emblematic of athletic achievement in western Manitoba.[11] He finished the season with 85 points in 69 games to lead the Wheat Kings in scoring a second consecutive season.[12] He finished seventh overall in scoring for the WHL, and was named to the WHL's Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team.[4] During the season, Schenn played in the CHL Top Prospects Game and represented the WHL in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge.[4]

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,[13] while International Scouting (ISS) ranked him at fifth overall and first in the WHL.[14] Schenn's ranking remained the same at fifth overall with the NHL CSS's midway ranking.[15] E. J. McGuire, the director of NHL's Central Scouting Bureau compared facets of Schenn's game to Jonathan Cheechoo and Joe Thornton.[11] At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he managed to be drafted in exactly the same amateur selection position his brother Luke had two years earlier, as he was drafted fifth overall by the Los Angeles Kings.[8]

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.[16] Schenn was returned to Brandon after being one of the last cuts at camp.[17] He served as Brandon's captain for the 2009–10 WHL season.[4] During the season, Schenn again represented the WHL in the Canada-Russia Challenge series.[4] He finished the regular season with 99 points (34 goals, 65 assists) in 59 games,[18] which tied him for fourth overall in WHL scoring with teammate Matt Calvert.[19] Schenn was named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team.[20]

On December 3, 2010, the Kings returned Schenn to the Brandon Wheat Kings.[21] He played two games with the Wheat Kings during the 2010-11 season before joining Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships. After the tournament was complete, Schenn was dealt to his hometown Saskatoon Blades for a package of draft picks and prospects.[22] He played in 27 games with the Blades, scoring 21 goals and adding 32 assists.[18] Despite playing less than half a season in the WHL, Schenn was named to the league's Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team at the end of the regular season.[23]


Los Angeles Kings[edit]

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.[24] At the time of his debut, Schenn was the third youngest player of all-time to skate for the team.[4][25] On March 3, 2010, he was signed to a three-year contract with the Kings.[25] After training camp for the 2010–11 season, Schenn made the Kings roster but saw limited playing time. He appeared in nine games with the Kings, and spent time with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL) for conditioning purposes.[26] On December 3, 2010, the Kings returned Schenn to the Brandon Wheat Kings.[21] Following the Saskatoon Blades' exit from the 2011 WHL Playoffs, he was assigned by the Kings back to the Monarchs on April 17, 2011.[27]

Philadelphia Flyers[edit]

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.[28] After sustaining an apparent shoulder injury in the Flyers' 2011–12 training camp, Schenn was sent down to the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL for conditioning and salary cap purposes. He recorded two assists in his Phantoms debut, a 6–3 win over the Connecticut Whale. In his second game with Adirondack, he registered three goals and an assist in a 6–3 win against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

On October 20, 2011, Schenn made his Flyers debut in a 5–2 loss to the Washington Capitals, a game in which he struggled and registered a plus-minus rating of –3. He played three more games with the Flyers, but on October 26, he broke a bone in his foot blocking a slapshot in a 5–1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.[29] He missed just under a month of playing time. Upon returning from injury, he was reassigned to Adirondack for conditioning purposes. 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.[30] Schenn scored his first career hat trick on February 29, 2016, in a 5–3 win over the Calgary Flames.[31] In response to Schenn's potent offensive style and scoring ability, the Philadelphia Flyers signed him to a four-year, $20.5 million contract in July 2016, for an average annual salary of $5,125,000 until the end of the 2019–20 season.[32]

St. Louis Blues[edit]

On June 23, 2017, at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Schenn was traded by the Flyers to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jori Lehtera, a 2017 first-round pick (27th overall) and a conditional 2018 first-round pick.[33] In his first season with the Blues, Schenn broke out and put up career highs in points, assists, and goals. He recorded his third career hat trick on December 5, 2017, in a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens[34] and lead the Three Stars of the Week.[35] The following month, Schenn was named to the 2018 National Hockey League All-Star Game after recording 42 points in 32 games.[36] He finished the season with a career-high 70 points in 82 games.

On June 12, 2019, the Blues won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, defeating the Boston Bruins in seven games.[37] Schenn recorded five goals and 12 points in 26 postseason games.

On October 4, 2019, the Blues signed Schenn to an eight-year, $52 million contract extension.[38]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Czech Republic
Silver medal – second place 2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 United States
Silver medal – second place 2010 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Russia

Schenn started his Hockey Canada career by representing Saskatchewan at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon, where his team finished seventh.[4] During the 2007–08 season, Schenn played for Canada West at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he was the leading scorer.[4] After his season with Brandon was over, Schenn played with Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships in Kazan, Russia, as one of five 16-year-olds, capturing a gold medal.[4] He tallied 1 goal and 2 assists in 7 games in the tournament.[39] During the summer, he also competed in the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, earning another gold medal in the Czech Republic. Schenn served as an alternate captain at the Hlinka Memorial Tournament, and recorded six points (two goals and four assists) in four games.[4]

During the 2008–09 season, Schenn was invited to Team Canada's tryout camp for the 2009 World Junior Championships,[4] but did not make the final squad.[40] Schenn was invited to Hockey Canada's summer evaluation camp in August 2009, and also to the December selection camp for the 2010 World Junior Championships.[4] He made the team and competed in the tournament that was hosted in his home province of Saskatchewan.[41] Schenn won a silver medal with Canada, after they lost the gold medal game in overtime to the American team.[25]

When the Kings returned Schenn to the WHL in December 2010, it allowed him to try out for Canada's team at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships.[21] Schenn made the team after the December selection camp, and was selected as one of the alternate captains.[42] In Canada's preliminary round game against the Czech Republic, Schenn was named player of the game.[43] Against Norway, Schenn tied Canada's record for goals in a single game (held by Mario Lemieux and Simon Gagné) with four. He also added an assist to finish the game with five points.[44] In Canada's gold medal loss to Russia, Schenn scored a goal and added an assist. He recorded 18 points in the tournament, tying Canada's all-time record for a single tournament, set by Dale McCourt in 1977.[45] After the tournament, Schenn was the tournament's top scorer, and was named to the media All-Star team for the event. The IIHF Directorate named him Best Forward and Tournament MVP.[46] Canada's coaching staff selected him as one of the team's top three players for the tournament.[47] At the end of the tournament, it was revealed that Schenn had been playing with a separated shoulder he suffered during Canada's quarter-final victory against Switzerland.[48]

Personal life[edit]

Schenn was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Jeff and Rita Schenn.[4] His older brother, Luke, is a defenceman in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.[11][49] They have two younger sisters, Madison and Macy.[50]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 41 27 43 70 63
2007–08 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 66 28 43 71 48 6 2 1 3 14
2008–09 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 70 32 56 88 82 12 8 10 18 12
2009–10 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 59 34 65 99 55 15 8 11 19 2
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 3 4 7 4 5 1 3 4 0
2010–11 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 2 1 3 4 2
2010–11 Saskatoon Blades WHL 27 21 32 53 23 10 6 5 11 14
2011–12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 7 6 6 12 4
2011–12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 54 12 6 18 34 11 3 6 9 8
2012–13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 33 13 20 33 15
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 47 8 18 26 24
2013–14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 20 21 41 54 7 0 3 3 8
2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 18 29 47 34
2015–16 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 26 33 59 33 6 0 2 2 7
2016–17 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 25 30 55 38
2017–18 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 28 42 70 56
2018–19 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 17 37 54 40 26 5 7 12 14
NHL totals 587 154 218 372 313 50 8 18 26 37


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 2 3 10
2008 Canada IH18 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 3 4 7 4
2010 Canada WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 2 6 8 4
2011 Canada WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 8 10 18 0
2014 Canada WC 5th 7 3 1 4 0
2015 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 1 1 2 0
2017 Canada WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 1 0 1 2
Junior totals 24 14 22 36 18
Senior totals 27 5 2 7 2



Award Year
Brandon Wheat Kings Rookie of the Year 2008[4]
Brandon Wheat Kings Most Popular Player 2008[4]
Boston Pizza WHL Fan's Choice Award 2008[4]
Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (WHL Rookie of the Year) 2008[4]
WHL Player of the Week (January 11–18) 2009[9]
CHL Player of the Week (January 11–18) 2009[10]
WHL East Second Team All-Star 2009[4]


WHL East First Team All-Star 2010[20]


Award Year Ref
National Hockey League All-Star Game 2018 [36]
Stanley Cup (St. Louis Blues) 2019


Award Year
World Junior Player of the Game Round Robin vs. Czech Republic, 2011[43]
World Junior Top Three Player for Team Canada 2011[47]
World Junior All-Star Team 2011[46]
World Junior Best Forward 2011[46]
World Junior Most Valuable Player 2011[46]


Award Year
H.L. (Krug) Crawford Memorial Medal 2009[11]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Colten Teubert
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Derek Forbort