The Philadelphia Flyers made their second big move of the day on Monday with the signing of Brayden Schenn to a two-year extension that will pay him $2.25M in 2014-2015 and $2.75M in 2015-2016 for an average annual value of $2.5M, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
Schenn, 22, is coming off his best season in the NHL when he had 20 goals and 21 assists while playing in all 82 games. For his career, Schenn has 40 goals and 45 assists in 183 regular-season games with three goals and nine assists coming in 18 playoff games.
The 6-1, 190-pound center was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings but was traded on this day three years ago to the Flyers, along with Wayne Simmonds and a 2012 2nd round pick, for Mike Richards and Rob Bordson on June 23, 2011. He is the younger brother of Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn.
The two-year deal is a team-friendly deal for the Flyers as it opens the window for another two years to see if Schenn can harness his potential and turn that into production in the Flyers lineup and be one of the team’s top two centers.
The arrow is clearly pointing up for his career, but he has yet to put it all together in his three seasons in the NHL. Last season was an encouraging one as he showed signs of breaking out and the next two seasons should see Schenn approach the 50-65 point plateau.