Luke Schenn Signs Extension With Maple Leafs

September 16th, 2011 No Comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they have signed defenseman Luke Schenn to a five year deal that will reportedly see the hard-hitting defenseman make an average of $3.6 million.

Originally drafted in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Schenn has quickly turned into the Leafs top shutdown defenseman, leading the team with 168 blocked shots and 251 hits- of course Schenn also led the NHL in giveaways with 95, but who’s counting, right?

Schenn is known for his easy going attitude and strong leadership skills. If not for the presence of Dion Phaneuf he could easily be the Buds best candidate to be Captain.

Through 231 career games with the Blue and White Schenn has amassed a total of 12 goals and 41 assists, including a five goal, 17 assists (both career highs) effort last season.

At an average of $3.6 million per season Schenn’s contract is fair value for both the Maple Leafs and Schenn. Schenn’s cap hit keeps him out of the top 50 list of defenseman in the league in terms of cap hit, which, when you consider Schenn’s skill set, seems to be a bit of a bargain for the Maple Leafs.

The contract is said to have been made official in the wee hours of Friday morning, just hours before the start of the Maple Leafs’ training camp.

Until next time,

Peace!

 

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