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Scott Laughton | Center | #21

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/30/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (20) / PHI
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Scott Laughton insists he's not focused on a new contract.
He's entering the final year of his current deal and a big year would go a long way in ensuring he's back in Philly next season. The 22-year-old played 71 games for the Flyers last season, but was made a healthy scratch down the stretch. "A lot of people have a lot to say about it, but I'm going to focus on what I can do, and yeah it's a contract year, but I just want to play games, help the team win and go from there," Laughton said. "I'm not focused on a contract or anything like that. I'm focused on making the team and being with those guys again." He had seven goals and 21 points in 2015-16. Don't expect him to have much fantasy value in standard leagues. Sep 10 - 10:50 AM

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Scott Laughton wants to be a top-six forward as early as next season.

The center played mostly on the third line this season and was a healthy scratch in seven games down the stretch of the regular season. He ended up with 21 points in 71 games and was injured in the playoffs after falling awkwardly into the boards in Game 4 of the first round. He never returned to action but is now healthy. "I'm comfortable with anywhere they put me," Laughton said. "I've said it for the past couple of years. So I am going to work on my game and be ready wherever." Laughton will have a tough time displacing Sean Couturier from the second line center spot and has no chance of beating out Claude Giroux as the top center so a return to the third unit is likely in 2016-17.
May 8 - 8:13 AM

There's some more good news for Scott Laughton.

Laughton will skate on Monday, which is a nice step forward considering he was in the hospital just days ago. There is no timetable for his return to the lineup, however.
Apr 23 - 1:45 PM

Scott Laughton (upper body) is out of the hospital.

Laughton was taken out of Wednesday's game on a stretcher after sliding violently into the end boards. The Flyers said he's doing well, but he won't join his teammates in Washington and will miss Friday's game.
Apr 21 - 5:18 PM

Philadelphia center Scott Laughton was injured in the first period of the Flyers' 2-1 playoff triumph over the Washington Capitals Wednesday night.

Laughton was removed from the ice on a stretcher after falling awkwardly into the boards with 3:49 left in the first period of Game 4. Laughton hit the end boards behind the Capitals' net back-first and he was taken to the hospital. The Flyers said his injury is not serious and he will remain there overnight strictly for precautionary reasons.
Apr 20 - 11:16 PM

Scott Laughton is expected to draw into the Flyers lineup Saturday.

Laughton will replace the injured Sean Couturier who is out for a couple of weeks with a shoulder injury. "He played well in New York the other night so he’s got a game under his belt in case we need to put him in the lineup [Saturday]," coach Dave Hakstol said. "Obviously we’ve got to think about different line combinations that we may go with. He’s a pretty versatile player so I know if we need him [Saturday], he’ll be ready to go." Laughton had been a healthy scratch in nine of the Flyers last 11 games so he is itching to get back in the lineup. Laughton had 21 points in 71 games this season for Philadelphia and is a solid two-way player.
Apr 16 - 8:26 AM

Scott Laughton, R.J. Umberger, Evgeny Medvedev and Jordan Weal will be healthy scratches in Game 1 against Washington.

Laughton finished the year with 21 points in 71 games in 2015-16, but he couldn't find a way to get into the lineup for Game 1. Umberger served as a healthy scratch in 23 of the last 24 games of the season. Medvedev has been scratched in 14 of the last 15 games, while Weal played in just four games since being acquired from Los Angeles.
Apr 14 - 7:01 PM

Scott Laughton will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The 21-year-old has six goals and 19 points in 69 games this season. This will be his third straight game as a healthy scratch. Jordan Weal, R.J. Umberger and Evgeny Medvedev will also watch from the press box. Michal Neuvirth is still out with an injury.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 28 - 7:07 PM

Scott Laughton, Evegeny Medvedev and RJ Umberger will each be scratched Saturday night against Arizona.

Through the first 105 games of Laughton's NHL career, the 21-year-old has posted 25 points (19 in 69 games this season), with 84 hits. He's young yet, but the production is still expected to tick up as he gains experience.
Source: Jerry Brown
Mar 26 - 8:23 PM

Scott Laughton scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Laughton opened the scoring at the 17:45 mark of the first period, but unfortunately for his team, the Canes responded with three unanswered goals in the game. Matt Read and Radko Gudas picked up the assists on Philadelphia's only goal. Laughton has five goals and 18 points in 56 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 10:21 PM

Scott Laughton will return to the Flyers' lineup in Sunday's match with the Rangers

Laughton had miss the previous two games as a healthy scratch. Now through 88 career NHL games, the young forward has posted 20 points, 44 PIMs, and 126 hits. Which is not a whole lot of production, unfortunately.
Feb 14 - 2:12 PM

By playing in his 44th game of the season on Tuesday, Scott Laughton is no longer exempt from waivers.

Laughton dings the Flyers' cap at $863,333, which is a lot for a team just a touch over $2.1M away from the ceiling. He has just 12 points and 51 hits on the season, so he isn't much of fantasy asset. But at just 21-years-old, there's plenty of time to develop.
Jan 19 - 8:29 PM

Scott Laughton scored his first goal since Nov. 12th in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus.

That's a span of 16 games between Laughton's third and fourth goals of the season. He now has 10 points in 33 games this season, and certainly does not appear to be the depth scorer Philadelphia was hoping for.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Scott Laughton registered an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Laughton has three goals and nine points in 28 games this season. That's pretty good when you consider that he's been averaging just 10:59 minutes per game.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Scott Laughton played on the wing Friday.

Laughton normally plays center but moved over to allow Nick Cousins to play up the middle. The line, which included Colin McDonald, scored once, which was good news as the Flyers are the lowest scoring team in the NHL. Laughton has three goals and seven points this season so he has little fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Boyd Gordon
4Scott Laughton
5Jordan Weal
6Nick Cousins
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
5Cole Bardreau
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Andrew MacDonald
5Nick Schultz
6Radko Gudas
7Brandon Manning
8Samuel Morin
9Ivan Provorov
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth