Tonight, Brayden Schenn will become the third-youngest player to appear in a regular-season game for the Kings. Schenn, at 18 years, 97 days, is behind only Aki Berg, who debuted in 1995 at 18 years, 71 days, and Jimmy Carson, who debuted in 1986 at 18 years, 81 days. Schenn’s brother, Luke, made his NHL debut for Toronto last season, 24 days short of his 19th birthday.
Here’s what Terry Murray said today, looking ahead to Schenn’s NHL debut…
MURRAY: “I’m looking forward to seeing him play. He had a great training camp for us. I know he just played a game last night, over in Victoria with the Canadian junior team. We have injuries. It’s an emergency call-up situation and it’s an exciting time for him. We’re looking forward to seeing where his game is at, as we get to this time of the year.
“We’re going to play Schenn a lot of minutes here tonight. I think it’s the right thing to do. He’s a young guy that we’re very high on. He’s a great prospect, a really good player for where he’s at in his career right now, and he will play a regular shift. I’m going to put him in a situation where he’s going to play with a couple veteran players, and let him play.”