Scott Laughton

Edric Joseph

2016-11-17

Scott Laughton, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 176

Born: 1994-05-30

Hometown: Oakville, ON

Drafted 2012 by Philadelphia Flyers, 20th overall

 

Observations:

November 2016 – After being activated from the injured reserve and assigned to Lehigh Valley, Scott Laughton has been cleaning house. He’s got seven points through six games so far and seems to have put his lower-body ailment well into the rear view mirror. Edric Joseph

 

April 2016 – Laughton played his first full season at the NHL level this season, scoring 21 points while appearing in 71 games. He appeared in three playoff games, leaving the third game after suffering a scary injury when he slammed into the end boards awkwardly following a collision with John Carlson. He was released from hospital the following day, however he will likely not return during the playoffs. The reliable two-way forward should continue to see bottom-six minutes for the Flyers next season. Lee Rayson

 

February 2015 – Laughton has been sent back to Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League. After posting six points in 31 games, the top offensive propsect will return to the Phantoms as their number one centerman and will likely regain his chemistry with fellow scorer Taylor Leier, who will benefit from having Laughton back in the lineup. The 20th overall pick in 2012 had missed a number of games after being concussed at the hands of Matt Niskanen during a contest against the rival Washington Capitals. As a victim of the numbers game with the emergence of Ryan White, Laughton will no doubt continue his development in Lehigh Valley where he recorded 13 points in 17 games before his recall earlier this season. The simple truth is that Laughton is first in line to be recalled down the stretch if need be and will be a major player for the Flyers for years to come.

 

December 2014 – Since being recalled by the Flyers on November 19th, Laughton has been a mainstay in the lineup despite Philadelphia's recent struggles. The 20 year-old center has received praise from head coach Craig Berube for his work ethic and is averaging over 13 minutes of ice time per game (including special teams). Currently playing on a line with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds, he has recorded two assists and a minus-two rating in 10 NHL contests Zach Hopkins

 

October 2014 – Laughton has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 19th. He scored four12 first roun goals in his first two games including two on the powerplay and one shorthanded Zach Hopkins

 

October 2014 – Perhaps the only forward prospect with fantasy relevance this season (other than Jason Akeson), the 2012 first round pick was sent down to Lehigh Valley where he will likely play with Taylor Leier. The duo looked good together in rookie and training camp and Laughton will likely get called up to Philadelphia if a problem should arise down the middle Zach Hopkins

 

May 2014 – Scott Laughton was named to the OHL's 1st All-Star Team after leading his team in goals (40) and finishing second in points (87). After playing four years of junior hockey, it is expected that Laughton will compete for a roster spot when Flyers open camp in the fall. Expect Laughton to be phased into the lineup playing both in defensive and offensive situations. Brendan Ross

 

December 2013 – Scott Laughton is one of 13 forwards selected to the Canadian Under-20 World Junior roster for the upcoming Championships in Malmo, Sweden. The Flyers 2012 1st rounder will also serve as Canada's captain and will be leane