Kings prospect Brayden Schenn is on the move after an incredibly successful World Junior Championships. Formerly of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, Schenn will now be lacing it up for the Saskatoon Blades. The Wheat Kings have struggled this season and are sitting with a record below .500, while the Blades are tops in the WHL so far this season.
It’s a good move for the young prospect, as he has a significantly increased chances that he’ll make an appearance in the Memorial Cup at the end of this season. Any opportunity to play higher levels of competition and help lead his team to post season success can only help his development and increase the chances that he’ll have the maturity and skill level necessary to make a permanent mark on the NHL next season. He’ll be eligible to join the Kings this season after the junior season ends, though if he’ll show up in Los Angeles or Manchester will be determined based on late season circumstances.