Brayden Schenn Profile
Brayden SchennHt/Wt: 6/196 lbs
Team: Brandon (WHL)
Brayden Schenn's Player ProfileBrayden Schenn is perhaps one of the most complete forward prospects to come from the WHL in many years. After finding great success with the Saskatoon Contacts, Schenn was expected to find his rookie season with the Brandon Wheat Kings one of learning the game by seeing fourth line duty. Instead, he, along with fellow sixteen year old Scott Glennie, stunned the league and put up exceptional numbers on Brandon’s second line, averaging 1.08 PPG.
Schenn has a knack for making plays from where most players would have given up on the puck; he wants control of the game and is not afraid to take it. Works hard for his goals, but makes it look very easy. Equipped with a high-end skill set, Schenn is also quite capable of dealing with rough play and will drop the gloves with anyone who tests him. As he continues to grow (projecting around 6’2, 215 lbs, possibly larger based on his brother, Luke, he will become almost impossible to take off of the puck by force. Plays mature for his age and is unafraid of getting his hands dirty in the corners. Possesses a laser of a wrist shot, high and accurate. Also a deft passer who can make his linemates better. Decent skater, continues to improve; can eat up the ice when in alone. Benefits from extra space created by a “crashing” wingman, like Matt Calvert.
One concern is that his natural chemistry with Glennie may have enhanced his stats as he seemed a little lost when his linemate was out with an injury, but he did adapt to his new cohorts fairly quickly; almost tried to take on too much responsibility. Also, the element of surprise is lost; the WHL is quite aware of the Schenn-Glennie-Calvert line now and will key on them as Brandon’s primary offensive threat. It remains to be seen how this will affect the play of Schenn and how he rises to the challenge; it should be handled quite well. While they appreciate his physical game, Wheat Kings coaches would likely prefer him to focus on playmaking and leave the fighting to others. Projects as a Bryan Trottier-type player and will almost certainly be drafted in the top five in 2009. Barring making the World Junior team this season, a 40 goal, 90 point sophomore season is entirely possible.
2007-08 Stats: 66 GP – 28G – 43A – 71Pts. 48 PIM.
Draft Profile Submitted by: Dallas Hicks
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