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Brayden Schenn on playing with brother: “It’s been a dream since we were kids.”

Jun 23, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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This was a great weekend for brothers in the NHL. First the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes. Jordan, who be given the chance to play on the same team with his brother Eric, remarked that it “doesn’t happen often in the NHL.”

Well, it will be more common next season because on Saturday, the Toronto Maple Leafs shipped Luke Schenn to Philadelphia in exchange for James van Riemsdyk. In the process, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to unite Luke with his brother Brayden Schenn.

“Since I joined the NHL, I’ve always been asked the question about what it’s like playing against your brother. Now, I’ll get to see what it feels like the play with him,” Brayden told the Philadelphia Daily News. “I was real surprised when I found out. Luke called me to tell me he was going to be a part of the Flyers. I’m excited and stunned.

“It’s been a dream since we were kids. We always wondered if we would get the chance. We’re just lucky enough to do it so early in our careers.”

Luke is just 22 and signed through the 2015-16 season. Brayden will turn 21 in August and isn’t set to become a restricted free agent until the summer of 2014. It they both live up to expectations, then they might be able to stay together for the rest of their careers.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    It has not only been a dream to play together but a dream to play for the best organization in all of hockey the PHILADELPHIA FLYERS !

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 24, 2012 at 3:32 AM

      Did the Red Wings disband?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 24, 2012 at 5:58 AM

        No, but they suck !

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM

        Spoken like a lil boy
        Ignore reality and yammer some nonsensical claptrap.

  2. andyreidisfat - Jun 24, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Gotta say if the Flyers can now add either Parise or Ryan (i like Ryan for cost and fit with the offense) then they should be a favorite going into next year.

    They gotta figure out what they will do with Carle, but truth be told i am ok now if he goes as the two kids who played a ton last year would be quality 6th dmen.

    Overall you have to give Homer all kinds of credit for putting together one of the youngest and most talented line ups in all of hockey. I think the pens will sign sutter and most likely parise so they will be better and the Rangers should also improve with little more age. The east will be a beast next season. Should be lots of fun. Go flyers

  3. rednats7 - Jun 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Two words Flyer fans……No Goalie

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