As the NHL season wears on, more and more youngsters get a chance to join the ranks of professional NHLers. This also makes it an exciting time for collectors as each new player means a new potential rookie card to collect. It also makes each new product that much more exciting to collect due to the increase in talented newcomers.
Brayden Schenn is the latest 18 year-old rookie to join the NHL after his Wednesday night debut with the Los Angeles Kings. Schenn, the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, was signed to a one-day emergency amateur tryout and placed on the second line with Alexander Frolov and Dustin Brown.
Schenn, a talented centre, began his major junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2007–08. He was Brandon's first pick in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft and finished his first season as the top rookie scorer in the WHL tallying 28 goals and 71 points, earning him the WHL rookie of the year. During his NHL draft year, Schenn was listed as the third highest prospect among WHL players in the NHL Central Scouting's preliminary ranking.
Schenn, the younger brother of Toronto defenseman Luke Schenn, became the third-youngest to play for the L.A. Kings. He was one of the last cuts out of training camp and had 12 goals and 39 points in 24 games with Brandon this season.
Brayden Schenn is available in various In The Game products and his first official rookie cards will be available later this season in products available at Canada Card World.