Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds were acquired from the Los Angeles King in the same trade, and have seemed to almost always be on the same line since. They don’t have outstanding numbers as just a pair, but looking deeper into the numbers shows some surprising results. Schenn and Simmonds had a corsi for percentage of under 50 (48%) when they were together last year overall. However, would their 3rd line mate have a significant impact on their play?
When Schenn and Simmonds were on the ice with Vincent Lecavalier, they struggled. Unfortunately this was one of the most common combinations (369 minutes on ice) last season. Of the other current Flyers, Schenn and Simmonds played 109 minutes with Raffl, and just 14 and 12 minutes with Voracek and Read respectively.