2010-11 Recap: Brayden Schenn
It goes without saying that Brayden Schenn one of the, if not the most valued, Kings prospect. He hasn't played much in Los Angeles since being drafted fifth overall in 2009 but his junior career has already turned a lot of heads, not to mention his play in his brief time in Manchester.
After making his NHL debut in 2009-10 where he only played one game, Schenn started the first eight games of 2010-11 in Los Angeles where he collected two assists before he was sent to Manchester for seven games where he registered seven points. From there, Schenn was returned to the Western Hockey League where he re-joined his junior team in Brandon, Manitoba. After two games there, he was traded to the Saskatoon Blades where he scored 53 points in just 27 games and helping them to a playoff berth.
Once the Blades were eliminated in the WHL playoffs, Schenn went to Manchester where he helped out with the Monarchs scoring four points in five games before they got eliminated.
The soon-to-be 20-year-old has barely gotten his feet wet in the NHL but has looked very good in the nine games he played with the big club. There are a lot of high hopes for Schenn and most, if not all, Kings fans want to see #10 in their lineup when the puck drops to open the 2011-12 season, only this time, they want Schenn to stay.
It's unclear at this point what general manager Dean Lombardi will do with the Saskatoon native given his seemingly-unlimited patience for developing prospects. Schenn should see at least some time in Los Angeles. I cannot say where he'll begin or even finish next season because I just don't know.
All I know is that Brayden Schenn is such a valuable commodity to the Los Angeles Kings organization and all the fans want to see him in a Kings uniform much sooner rather than later.