Brayden Schenn’s Dominance at WJHC Should End All Trade Rumors

January 6th, 2011 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With the World Junior Hockey Championships officially in the books, the focus once again turns to the NHL where more than a few teams could use a facelift.  

One of the teams that has consistently been in the trade rumors this season has been the Los Angeles Kings, and more times than not, Brayden Schenn’s name seems to come up amongst the players going the other way. Schenn has had a busy season, spending time with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, eight games with the Kings and of course his time with Team Canada at the WJHC. Schenn has struggled at the pro level, scoring three goals and seven points with the Monarchs, while posting just two assists in eight games with the Kings.

That said, with all the changes in scenery, Schenn can be excused for not dominating the way he did at the WJHC. Schenn scored a total of 18 points in this year’s tournament, tying a record set by Dale McCourt in 1977. Not Sidney Crosby, not Mario Lemieux, not even Wayne Gretzky scored as many points at a WJHC, which is to say, Schenn’s feat was extraordinary.

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