Three LA Kings’ draft picks you forgot played in the WHL

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LA Kings Draft Brayden Schenn
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LA Kings 2009 Draft – Brayden Schenn

The brother of Luke Schenn, Brayden, was taken with the fifth overall pick in 2009. He was an alternate captain for the Brandon Wheat Kings, scoring 32 goals with 56 assists in 70 games in his draft year.

He played just one game with the Kings the following season while continuing to develop in the WHL, serving as Brandon’s captain. Schenn signed his three-year ELC in March 2010, playing in 8 games for the Kings while registering just 2 assists. He was traded from Brandon to Saskatoon, scoring 53 points in 27 games before joining Manchester for 7 games.

In the World Juniors, Schenn was named an alternate captain and scored 8 goals with 10 assists in 7 games. In June 2011, he was traded to the Flyers (along with Wayne Simmonds) for Mike Richards and Rob Bordson.

On draft day in 2017, he was traded from the Flyers to the Blues, scoring 17 goals with 37 assists in 72 games the year St. Louis won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. He’s developed into a consistent 20+ goals, 30+ assists guy, and was signed to an eight-year contract extension last October.