NHL Rumors: 3 Teams to Target Luke Schenn This Offseason

Heading into the 2022-23 season no one would have thought that they would have seen Luke Schenn back in a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. But that is just what happened, the Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas pulled off three moves within 2 hours which was capped off by the acquisition of Schenn from the Vancouver Canucks. However, his time back in Toronto may not last as long as some would hope, he is on an expiring deal and could test free agency, So with that, let's talk about 3 NHL teams that could target Luke Schenn this offseason.

Toronto Maple Leafs

It was a scene out of a movie to see Luke Schenn return home to where it all started. Schenn was drafted by the Maple Leafs in 2008 and returned to the team in hopes to win the Stanley Cup. However, he is on an expiring deal and there are some questions about whether he will re-sign with the Maple Leafs or hit the open market. There have been some reports that he already bought a house next to Leafs' legend Tomas Kaberle in Toronto, which could be an indication that he would like to say long-term. Toronto would be wise to bring him back next season, especially if the team does find playoff success. 

Vancouver Canucks 

Schenn is a BC native, who has a ton of family and friends back home, so it wouldn't be overly surprising if he wants to return back to Vancouver due to that reason alone. However, on ice, it seemed that he and Quinn Hughes had a ton of chemistry. Vancouver was also the team that believed he could be more than just a 6th-7th defenseman, so there could be some loyalty there for him to return.

Calgary Flames 

The Calgary Flames were a team that had significant interest in bringing Schenn in at the trade deadline. He fits their defensive strategy and could be atop their list of free agents this offseason. Schenn is a hard-working, hard-hitting defensive defenseman who could fit on a line alongside any of the Flames' offensive defensemen and build chemistry.

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