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Flyers re-sign Brayden Schenn — Two years, $5 million

Jun 23, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers kept their busy day rolling right along.

The team announced they’ve re-signed forward Brayden Schenn to a multi-year extensionTSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the deal is for two years, $5 million. That likely makes it a bridge contract on the way to a longer, more lucrative deal in 2016.

Schenn, 22, had a breakout year scoring 20 goals with 41 points to lead the way on the Flyers’ second line this past season. With today’s deal of Scott Hartnell going to Columbus in exchange for R.J. Umberger, Schenn will have at least one new face to potentially get acquainted with on his line.

If Schenn sticks at center, it gives the Flyers a dynamic young duo up the middle with Claude Giroux leading the way. There has been talk he could slide over and play the left wing more often in the future, but his ability to score and distribute the puck evenly makes him valuable at center.

  1. blackandorangeforlife - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Deal number 2 for the day…..Vinny and Coburn are next!

    • mcphillthy - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:42 PM

      Don’t get my hopes up like that. Hexy is 2 for 2 so far in my book

    • flyerspsu - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:32 PM

      Vinny, not Coburn, unless you have someone else who can eat up huge minutes against top competition

      • gnashty - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:20 AM

        I love the resigning of Schenn giving him 2 years to continue to improve(I wish we did this with JVR). BUT! With that said, this deal may end up being traded to someone else(I hope not) – but we shall see.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    This is a good deal. Schenn is a pain in the ass for teams to play against.

  3. esracerx46 - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    2.5 mil per is a steal.

  4. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    What ever trade is next I hope Steve Downie is included

    • jimw81 - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:48 PM

      he’s a ufa

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:02 PM

        Thanks that makes me feel better

  5. statsdolie - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Being downie is a free agent I doubt they are trading him

  6. ufostomper - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Don’t need to trade him he’s a free agent

  7. blackandorangeforlife - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    B.Schenn….Vinny, and Coburn for Campbell and that 1st rounder Florida owns!

    • biasedhomer - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:20 PM

      Campbells contract is soooo bad

      • blackandorangeforlife - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:32 PM

        $7.1 mil cap hit….But only 2 years remaining!

    • flyerspsu - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:27 PM

      lol

  8. sjsharks66 - Jun 23, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Vinny had a terrible year and Coburn is an OK player. Not worth Campbell AND a first rounder. If that were to happen, I would be surprised. Slightly jealous of such a great deal also. Ha!

    • blackandorangeforlife - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      Stop pissing on my dream… :)

      • mcphillthy - Jun 23, 2014 at 9:22 PM

        yeah! dream pisser!

  9. chaseutley - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    I hope can move Vinny this offseason. With him, Roo, Schenn, Cooter, and Laughton on the way up they are overloaded at center. Factor in that neither Vinny nor Schenn thrived when moved to wing and a trade makes sense.

    • WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Jun 23, 2014 at 9:09 PM

      Who is Roo?

  10. flyerspsu - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    great deal, now if Hextall can move Vinny that would be perfect

  11. broadstreetbeatdown - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Very smart signing by Hextall. I’m liking todays moves, but I smell something bigger in the mix. With all this scuttlebutt about Edmonton Justin Schultz perhaps?

  12. flyboystransport - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Good move especially if he progresses

  13. WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Jun 23, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Finally some good news out of Philadelphia!

  14. obamareallysucks - Jun 23, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    flyers still suck

  15. phillyphanatic77 - Jun 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Along with Couturier’s bridge deal, this Schenn contract really helps the Flyers cap in the short term. 2.5 is actually a reduction and allows for more flexibility. I have no misconceptions about Schenn being a star (he’ll probably never be that), but I think he proved this season that he could potentially reach 25-30 goals during the next two campaigns. That’s quite a bargain in today’s NHL.

    Sure Umberger and Schenn have their warts, and there will be people who criticize Hextall, but overall it was a solid day (IMO) for the new GM; making moves for the future… it’s a nice change.

  16. luvusa1 - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    @obamareallysucks: May as well throw yourself in the mix

  17. paulerhythm - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    It’s a start but, the jury’s out for Mason, the goalie. To go deep in playoffs, he needs to elevate to elite status. Will he? I’m not so sure…

  18. kastout11 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    I know Vinny did not have a great season, but why is everyone trying to run him out of town. He is still a really skilled player and this past season he was injured for a nice portion of it. I guess there is no reason to think that now that he is a year older he will be healthier, but I still think he has some left in the tank. I doubt that another GM wants that contract, so I think it will be next to impossible to trade him anyway. Maybe if he has a nice season in 2014-2015, it will entice other GM’s to try to pry him away from Philly, but coming off this past season, I do not see a trade happening.

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