Brayden Schenn Has Afternoon To Remember For Philadelphia Flyers

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Brayden Schenn is a player that hasn’t played much during his four years in the National Hockey League. Saturday afternoon saw Schenn have one of the best games of his young career, scoring twice as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3. It was only the second game that Schenn scored two goals in his career. Schenn got his first real shot last season with the Flyers and has nearly matched his point total this season in just a third of the games.

Schenn had just 18 points in 54 games last year and now has 17 points in just 19 games during this shortened 2013 year. It seems like Schenn didn’t get enough of a look from the Los Angeles Kings after being drafted fifth overall in 2009 while playing in just nine games. Schenn is only 21 years old and I wonder why the Kings decided against keeping him around because there looks to be a good amount of talent there. The Kings may regret letting Schenn go while the Flyers couldn’t be happier to have picked up such a young player.

Philadelphia is just 9-10-1 on the season while Winnipeg falls to 7-9-1. The Flyers should be a better team but at least they have a potential young star in Schenn. There may not be a lot of games like this for Schenn during his career so he is probably one very happy player this weekend. The Flyers may have a new diamond in the rough to groom over the next decade in Schenn while Philadelphia waits to see if Schenn can reach his full potential.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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