With his arbitration hearing looming, the Flyers and Brayden Schenn struck a deal right before the final buzzer. The forward was signed to a four-year deal worth $20.5M overall.
$5.125 AAV per @TSNBobMcKenzie higher than arb offer, but locks Schenn up for 4 years. If Schenn version post-1/1, great deal for both sides
— David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) July 25, 2016
Brayden Schenn Signs Four-Year Deal
Schenn had a breakout year this past season, posting career high number in goals, assists and points. His 26 goals finished second on the team while his 59 points ranked him third overall on the team. Schenn led the team in scoring since January 1, where he scored 19 goals and posted 25 assists in 44 games. The soon-to-be 25-year old forward also recored his first career hat trick this past season.
A natural center, Schenn found himself most comfortable playing on the wing this past season. He was seen mostly on the top line with Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds towards the end of the season. The line developed instant chemistry together.
“I think I’ve come a long way and I still feel like I can get better and will get better,” Schenn said in April when the Flyers closed out their season. “I finally felt this year like I had to be one of our go-to guys or one of the guys who tried to get the job done each night.
The 24 year-old forward was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Schenn found it tough to stick with the Kings, only playing in 9 games overall with the club. He was later traded to the Flyers, along with Wayne Simmonds, during the summer of 2011 for Mike Richards.
Over his seven seasons in the NHL, Schenn has posted 84 goals and 109 assists in 354 total NHL games. He has appeared in almost every NHL game since being traded to the Flyers, missing only 3 out of a possible 294 games. Schenn will, however, miss the first three game of the 2016-2017 season after being suspended for a hit he laid on T.J. Oshie during the playoffs.
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