‘Toronto has always felt like home’: Can the Maple Leafs afford to keep Luke Schenn?

After a long-awaited 11 years since being traded by the team who drafted him 5th overall back in the 2008 NHL draft, Luke Schenn was acquired ahead of the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline from the Vancouver Canucks, thus beginning his second stint with the Maple Leafs organization.
The 33-year-old Saskatoon native had a pretty up-and-down NHL career in the late 2010s before becoming a mainstay on an NHL roster for the last three seasons with the Lightning, Canucks and now, the Maple Leafs.
The “human eraser” – a nickname given to Luke Schenn for his execution of hits along the boards or in open ice and erasing people out of the play – was part of the reason why a massive amount of this fan base was happy to see him wear the Maple Leaf again for the first time since 2012 when he was just 23 years old.
In just 15 regular season games with the Maple Leafs this past season, Schenn recorded just one point, which was a goal he scored against the Lightning in the second last game of the season.
He also suited up for all 11 playoff games for the team and picked up a single assist in the process which was in game two of the …

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Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation

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