This is a day late. Sorry! But we’ve had a few requests for some Leafs love around here and I didn’t want to miss the perfect reason.
Happy 22nd birthday, Luke Schenn!
For his birthday, Luke had a fight in the game vs. New Jersey last night. It’s pretty much a draw, but the Leafs won it 5-2 – Joffrey Lupul even delivered a natural hat trick. Everybody loves presents.
Luke is a stay-at-home defenseman (he can stay at our home anytime) who will drop the gloves if the situation clearly calls for him to smack someone. He had 7 NHL fights in his rookie year, but has slowed a bit. So far this season he has two bouts. At 6’2″, 229 lbs, we’d take that action – in a bet, you pervs.
He’s from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (say it, it’s fun), loves ice cream, Family Guy and Garth Brooks. Somebody tell him we’re taking more intern applications. Schenn also has a program called “Luke’s Troops” that provides military families with tickets to Leafs home games.
Let me be honest about something – it really bothers me that they’re the Toronto Maple Leafs with the plural is “leaves.” My inner OCD English class nerd just twitches. But for Luke, I will put my grammatical complaints aside. In September, he signed a 5-year, $18 million contract with Toronto.
Luke’s little brother Brayden is in the Flyers organization and the two played against each other on October 23 (Philly won). They are best friends who talk daily and account for some of the 75 texts Luke says he sends every day. Hey, we have unlimited texts. Add us to that list!
So, even one day late, get yourself a cupcake and enjoy it while watching this adorable interview from last month and wearing a party hat: