Flyers deal Brayden Schenn to Blues


The Philadelphia Flyers traded center Brayden Schenn to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Jori Lehtera, the 27th pick in Friday's draft and a conditional first-round pick in next year's draft.

The Blues weren't done dealing. He scored 109 goals and added 137 assists for 246 points.

Schenn, who turns 26 on August 22, was one of the Flyers' most productive players the last two seasons, scoring 26 and 25 goals, respectively.

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With the first-round pick (27th overall) they acquired Friday, they selected 5-foot-11, 170-pound center Morgan Frost. The Finnish center is under contract two more years, and was made available in the recent NHL Expansion Draft, although Vegas shied away from his $4.7 million annual cap hit.

Lehtera, 29, had seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points with the Blues last season. They get an immediate (albeit worse) replacement in Lehtera, plus a good prospect in Frost and another pick that could end up being a first-rounder. The Flyers will be hoping that he can rebound on a team that's looking to make the playoffs after drafting Nolan Patrick with the No. 2 overall pick.

Schenn is just 25 years old and has demonstrated notable durability after missing just five combined games over the last four seasons.