Birthday Boy: Luke Schenn

3 Nov

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:

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8 Responses to “Birthday Boy: Luke Schenn”

  1. Lindsay November 3, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Luke Schenn! Who knew you were such a cutie pie?! Clearly, Pants.

    And he’s from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – my native province! Carter can attest to the ridiculousness of Canadian town names – anything from Saskatchewan is on that list.

    Finally, sticking up for the Leafs might get my citizenship revoked, but they’re the Maples Leafs (not Leaves) for a reason – named in honour after the Maple Leafs Regiment from WWI.

    Happy birthday Luke!

    • Pants November 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

      So full of Canadian historical information, Linds! We might let you borrow the Professor’s elbow-patch jacket. (Okay, Cassy will never allow that. But you get the idea.)

      • Lindsay November 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

        UNNFFFFFFFF. The professor’s jacket?!?! Just call me Cliff – any Canadian info you need, I’m your girl. Carter can attest to this – especially when it comes to Canadian money, aka Monopoly money.

    • Thego2girl November 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

      I totally agree with Lindsey but I love the Leafs. Conn Smythe said that the name of the regiment was a proper noun, Maple Leaf Regiment so the plural would be to just add an ‘s.’ So many people think the Leafs butchered grammar.

  2. Deanna November 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I have a soft spot for the Leafs and I ADORE Luke. Such a cutie, and I can’t say I mind watching him throw guys around like he did in the fight vs. Clarkson…

  3. Taylor Easton (@TaylorGNR) November 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Ahhh….Luke Schenn, November is a great month, isn’t it? Oh by the way, The commentator needs to rethink his works. “I say Schenn in the lockerroom. He is really thick and strong.” hahaha

  4. aemorgan (@aemorgan) November 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    I love when they wear suits.

  5. Cassy November 5, 2011 at 3:55 am #

    When did Luke Schenn get sexy and grow up from cute?

    Please stop feeding me jailbait!

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