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I'll admit, I'm from Philadelphia, but that's not why he's my top choice. This ranking is as much about talent as it is opportunity. Schenn, recently acquired from the LA Kings in the Mike Richards trade, is considered by most to be the best prospect not currently playing in the NHL.
You can be sure that will change this season.
Paul Holmgren and Ed Snider will certainly be eager to show that they got a good deal for their captain, and Schenn will be given every possible chance to earn a spot on the team and put up big numbers right away. The trades of Jeff Carter and Richards open up a third line center role, which you can be pretty sure will go to Schenn.
His coming out party was the 2011 World Junior Championships, where he scored eight goals and added 10 assists in only seven games. The opportunities that the Flyers will give him, on top of his 53 points in just 27 games for the Saskatoon Blades, is the reason why he is my pick to be the top rookie in next year's class.
Don't just take my word for it though. Feel free to respond with anyone you think I missed!