Flyers center and winger Brayden Schenn was born August 22, 1991 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A star for the Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings, Schenn was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.
Schenn had brief trials in the NHL with the Kings in 2009-10 and 2010-11 but primarily remained with Brandon and then the Saskatoon Blades until he was 20 years old. Before turning pro, Schenn was the biggest standout for Team Canada at the 2010-11 World Junior Championships, racking up 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in seven games.
The Flyers acquired Schenn along with Wayne Simmonds and a 2012 second-round draft pick (later traded to the Dallas Stars in the deal that brought defenseman Nicklas Grossmann to Philadelphia) for center Mike Richards on June 23, 2011.
Schenn was set back by injuries in the first half of the 2011-12 but the 6-foot-1, 190 pound forward started to hit his stride in January. Schenn scored his first NHL goal at the 2012 Winter Classic against the New York Rangers at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on January 2, 2012. He went on to post 12 goals, six assists and 18 points in 56 games for his rookie NHL regular season, and then added nine points (three goals, six assists) in 11 playoff games. Schenn was particularly effective in the Flyers' first-round playoff series upset of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Along with the Hillman brothers, Watson brothers and Sutter brothers, Brayden and older brother Like Schenn are one of four sibling duos to play as Flyers teammates. Luke, acquired in the 2012 offseason played for the Flyers from the 2012-13 campaign through roughly half of the 2015-16 campaign.
During the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Schenn was assigned to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms (13 goals, 33 points in 33 games) until the labor stoppage was resolved. He posted eight goals and 26 points in 47 games for the Flyers.
In 2013-14, Schenn had continued bouts of inconsistency but achieved his first NHL 20-goal season as he posted 41 points (20 goals, 21 assists) while dressing in all 82 regular season games and then chipped in three helpers in the Flyers' hard-fought seven-game Eastern Conference Quarterfinal loss to the New York Rangers. The next year, Schenn again appeared in every regular season game, producing 18 goals, 29 assists and 47 points.
Schenn achieved a breakthrough season in 2015-16, posting career highs in goals (26), assists (33) and points (59) in 80 regular season games. He got under the skin of the Washington Capitals throughout the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Schenn did not score a goal in the six-game series but had two assists. A three-game suspension imposed by the NHL for charging Washington forward T.J. Oshie in the final game of the series, carrying over to the start of the 2016-16 season.
The forward became a restricted free agent after the 2015-16. On July 25, 2016, the Flyers signed Schenn to a new four-year contract.