What a day! The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired the #5 pick overall in a trade with the New York Islanders and we've drafted defenseman Luke Schenn.
Schenn started his career with the Kelowna Rockets in 2005–06. He was Kelowna's first pick in the 2004 WHL Bantam Draft. Schenn made his WHL debut on September 23, 2005 against the Vancouver Giants. Later in his first season (October 11), he notched his first WHL goal in his hometown against the Saskatoon Blades. He has been an alternate captain for the Rockets for two seasons.
In his brief junior career, Schenn has had the opportunity to play for Canada on several occasions. He was a member of Team Canada at the 2007 Super Series, where he helped Canada go undefeated for eight games against Russia. He also wore the maple leaf at Under 18 World Cup Tournament, where Canada won gold. During the 2007–08 season, Schenn was named to the WHL's roster for its part in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge.
Says Central Scouting: "Luke can play a mean game and he plays a tough NHL-style defence that is guaranteed to get him a long hard look and career in the National Hockey League."
Toronto Mikie likes it! Use the force, Luke.