It took a couple seasons and an important injury before Brayden Schenn finally got his chance again. A converted winger, Schenn went back to playing center in November when Sean Couturier missed 15 games with a sprained MCL. The Flyers are all healthy now — they have been for a few games — and Schenn is still in the middle. “I like a lot about his game. He’s done a good job for us,” coach Dave Hakstol said. “Not just the stint when Coots was out, but he’s done a good job. He’s worked hard at it to make the adjustment back to center. He’s done a pretty good job in the faceoff circle. He’s done a pretty good job on our side of the red line and I think offensively he’s been an effective player for us with the puck.” Schenn, 25, had a career year last year with 59 points. He’s on a slightly slower pace this year, but the points weren’t going to be an issue even if he changed positions. It was the other side of the game and he’s done enough to keep his spot at center. After much deliberation over the past couple years, it seems a center is what he’s supposed to be.
Brayden Schenn finds comfort in natural center position
Courier-Post | Jan 28