EL SEGUNDO, CA — On November 26, the Los Angeles Kings signed center Brayden Schenn to a one-day, National Hockey League Regular Season Amateur Tryout Agreement. They also placed center Andrei Loktionov on injured reserve.
Loktionov, 19, suffered a dislocated shoulder during his NHL debut at Edmonton on November 25.
The 5-10, 179-pound native of Voskresensk, Russia led the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (Kings’ primary minor league affiliate) in scoring and was ranked third among AHL rookies with seventeen points on six goals and eleven assists in twenty games at the time of his recall. He also ranked second among AHL rookies in assists.
Loktionov was selected by the Kings in the fifth round (123rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Schenn, 18, has played in 24 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League this season, scoring twelve goals and adding 27 assists for 39 points, leading the team in overall scoring and in assists.
The 6-0, 182-pound native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the captain of the Wheat Kings, is tied for second on the team in goals and has a +13 plus/minus rating. His 29 points also rank him fourth in the WHL in scoring.
Schenn was selected by the Kings in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft last June. He made his NHL debut in a 4-1 loss at Vancouver on November 26. He did not accompany the Kings back to Los Angeles.
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