Mar 16, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10) takes the ice before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Flyers won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

All These Flyer Signings, What About Brayden Schenn?


The Philadelphia Flyers have recently signed two of their players to contract extensions. Michael Raffl was given a 2-year $2.2 million contract and Andrew Macdonald signed a six year $30 million contract.  One player who has yet to sign a contract extension is Brayden Schenn. Schenn who is only 22 years old will become a restricted free agent after the Flyers playoff run has ended.

I am a little shocked the Flyers have not resigned Schenn. Schenn has put up career numbers with 20 goals and 21 assists contributing to 41 points this season. Not to mention, he has started every game this season. With Schenn, it seems the Flyers would be foolish to let him leave the team as a free agent. Schenn provides the team with a forward who is not afraid to hit, wins face-offs, and can transition to center and wing.  Schenn accumulated 200 hits, 296 faceoff wins, and 178 shots on goal, six of those shots ended up being game winning goals. In addition, Schenn is still a young player who has time to develop and improve his game.

The Flyers are heading to the playoffs and will take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Quarterfinals.  If Schenn gets hot in the playoffs and provides the team with clutch goals and makes good decisions with the puck, would that provide the Flyers with enough to re-sign him?  If the Flyers do end up resigning Schenn in the offseason, I think a multiyear deal for 10 to 12 million is likely.

 

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  • Pivot

    I’m a Rangers fan so I could care less. However like you said he’s an RFA so he’s Flyers property. They can take their time with Shenn and see how he performs in the playoffs this year. As a young RFA Schenn has little power in his next contract. The likelyhood of an offer sheet is low these days due to the compensation required to give up by the team sending the offer sheet. It will only happen with the once in a decade type kids. Schenn will get a QO. If he declines it then he’ll get an offer from the GM. I don’t think he has Arbitrary rights at age 22 so he’s limited in his next contract. The new CBA took power from the young kids coming up and gave it to the older guys. The older RFA’s near UFA status and the UFA’s have more leeway in contract negotiations.

    • Seth Cordrey

      They could be waiting to see what he does in the playoffs. Guess will just have to wait and see. If the Flyers retain his status cool. If he does not stay with the team, I’ll still follow him wherever he goes. Good luck in the playoffs, should be a good series.

    • Seth Cordrey

      They could be waiting to see what he does in the playoffs. Guess will just have to wait and see. If the Flyers retain his status cool. If he does not stay with the team, I’ll still follow him wherever he goes. Good luck in the playoffs, should be a good series.

      • Pivot

        The Flyers don’t stand a chance. I don’t see Schenn having much time to show what he can do. If I’m Holmgren. I retain him.