There were 33 different players who played for the Philadelphia Flyers this year. We are going to break down the season of each and every one of those players and their affect on the Flyers this year.
We are going to start with Flyers forward Brayden Schenn.
Before this season, Schenn signed a contract worth $20.5 million over four years, avoiding any arbitration between him and the Flyers.
Big things were expected out of Schenn going into this season.
After serving a carry-over three game suspension from the Flyers playoff series against the Washington Capitals last season, Schenn played all 79 games. Schenn was one of six Flyers players to play in every game they were able to play in this season.
Schenn finished the season with 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points and led the league in power play goals with 17. Schenn quietly had a very good year for the Flyers.
He finished second on the Flyers in goals, only behind Wayne Simmonds and third in points behind Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux.
This year was Schenn’s sixth year as a Flyer and he has continued to try to find his way on this Flyers team. Schenn has made a full move over to the wing since the Flyers are extremely deep at center.
Schenn ended the year on the third line with Sean Couturier and Dale Weiss, where there seemed to be instant chemistry between the three players.
At one point in his career Schenn was regarded as the best player not in the NHL, but he has yet to blossom into that player and at 25 years of age it seems that Brayden Schenn has shown all he has.
Schenn will continue to be a 30 goal and 30 assist guy which is something the Flyers desperately need. In the Claude Giroux Era it seems like the Flyers have always struggled with secondary scoring which is something that Brayden Schenn Consistnely provides.
Brayden Schenn was a monster on the power play this year but his even strength play left a lot to be desired. If he can perform at even strength the way he performs on the power play he will be a force to be reckoned with as the Flyers move to be a Stanley Cup Contender.
Overall Grade: B+
Statistics courtesy of hockey-reference.com