Breaking down new Flyers prospect Brayden Schenn
The first time I saw Brayden Schenn was at the 2008 Under-17 tournament in London, Ontario, when he was the Manitoba and Saskatchewan team's lead player with not a lot of surrounding talent. On Schenn's effort, the outmanned Team West took the home team and eventual champions, Team Ontario, to the wall before losing by a couple of goals.
The best player on the ice was Ontario's Matt Duchene, Schenn was a not-too-distant runner-up, ahead of, among others, Ontario's Taylor Hall and Ryan O'Reilly. Schenn went a goal and two assists in an upset of Team Pacific in the bronze medal game, thoroughly outplaying Pacific's Evander Kane. He led the tournament in scoring with six goals and seven assists in six games. At the very least he looked like a threat to be a top-three pick in the '09 draft.
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