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Defensive defenseman Luke Schenn was born on November 2, 1989 in Saskatoon, Sasketchewan. Touted by The Hockey News as "the next Adam Foote", the Kelowna Rockets (Western Hockey League) defenseman was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs with the fifth overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft.

Jumping immediately into the NHL at age 18, the 6-foot-2, 229-pound Schenn struggled to meet the lofty expectations played on his broad shoulders during four seasons in Toronto. On June 23, 2012, the Flyers traded left winger James van Riemsdyk to the Maple Leafs in exchange for the righthanded shooting defenseman.

The deal reunited Luke with younger brother Brayden Schenn. The Schenns joined the Hillmans, Watsons and the Sutter twins as the fourth pair of sibling teammates in Flyers' history. For the next three-and-a-half season, the Schenn brothers remained together in Philadelphia.

Paired frequently with Kimmo Timonen, Luke's play was a bright spot during an otherwise disappointing 2012-13 season for the Flyers. That year, he averaged 20:51 of ice time, posting 173 hits, 99 blocked shots,11 points (three goals, eight assists), 81 shots on goal, 34 penalty minutes and a plus-three rating.

 

 

 

The remainder of the defenseman's time with the Flyers was somewhat inconsistent. There were periodic injuries but there were also significant stretches along the way in which the elder Schenn brother provided a solid and physical brand of defensive hockey. In 2013-14, he was credited with 260 hits and 113 blocked shots to rank among the NHL league leaders in the hits category and among the Flyers' leaders in both.

Overall, Luke Schenn played 213 regular season games (12 goals, 30 assists, 42 points, 140 penalty minutes, minus-six) as a Flyer and suited up in all seven games of the team's 2014 Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series (one goal, zero assists, one point, plus-one, zero penalty minutes) against the New York Rangers.

On January 6, 2016, the Flyers traded impending unrestricted free agent Schenn and veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier to the LA Kings in exchange for forward prospect Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick.