Luke Schenn Is Staying Put

Jack PorterCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2008

Critics are finally silenced now that it's been announced that Luke Schenn of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be staying in the NHL.

The Toronto Maple Leafs told the 18-year-old earlier today that he will be staying with the club after his 10th game. The Leafs believe Schenn is capable of playing in the NHL and belongs in the league.

Undoubtedly the Leafs are heavily relying on Schenn after just eight games.  He is averaging more than 20 minutes a game on team with a surplus of defensemen.

In regards to the World Junior Championships, Coach Ron Wilson said, "If he's playing in the best league in the world, why would we have him go play in a teenage tournament?" 

As the rebuilding continues in Toronto, Luke Schenn shines a new light in Leafs Nation, and that light could become a star.