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Brayden Schenn was acquired by Philadelphia in a blockbuster swap with the Los Angeles Kings in June 2011. Schenn, Wayne Simmonds and a second-round pick in the 2012 draft were sent to the City of Brotherly Love in exchange for former Flyers captain Mike Richards.
The exchange was part of a drastic cultural shift for Philly, which moved Richards and fellow former first-round selection Jeff Carter in a span of just 24 hours. Carter had just inked an 11-year, $58 million extension with the Flyers in November 2010, and Richards had signed a 12-year, $69 million extension with the club just three years earlier.
Schenn was the prize of the massive re-tooling, as Philadelphia was able to pry the previously untouchable prospect from the Kings.
The fifth overall selection in the 2009 draft, Schenn entered his NHL career as a bona fide scorer.
In two seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings before being drafted by the Kings, Schenn produced 60 goals, 99 assists and 159 points in just 136 games. During the 2009-10 campaign, the Saskatoon native recorded a jaw-dropping 34 goals and 99 points in just 59 games.
All signs pointed to that sort of consistent offensive production continuing at the NHL level. But that hasn't been the case for Schenn.
In 126 outings with the Flyers, Schenn has mustered just 23 goals and 54 points.
During his first full NHL campaign in 2011-12, the 6'1", 190-pound forward managed just 12 goals and 18 points in 54 games. Schenn then produced a paltry eight goals and 26 points while playing in all but one game of last year's lockout-shortened 48-game season.
Schenn may be tied for the team lead in scoring this season, but that's a rather dubious distinction on a Flyers squad that has an NHL-worst 26 goals in 16 games.
Schenn is a critical cog to the future plans of the Orange and Black. He needs to begin realizing his full potential if the Flyers are to be counted among the NHL elite.