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Scott Laughton | Center | #21

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/30/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (20) / PHI

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Scott Laughton might secure a regular role with the Flyers in 2017-18 as their fourth-line center.
Laughton is projected to battle Mike Vecchione for that position. The vacancy is there because the Golden Knights took Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the expansion draft. Laughton spent most of the 2016-17 campaign in the AHL, but he does have 109 contests worth of NHL experience. Jun 22 - 9:57 AM

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Scott Laughton was protected by Philadelphia for the expansion draft.

It's believed that the Flyers chose to protect Laughton because they expect to sign pending unrestricted free agent Jordan Weal to a new contract. Laughton spent most of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors and will be a restricted free agent in July.
Jun 20 - 11:45 AM

Anthony Mingioni of Center Ice Philly is predicting the Philadelphia Flyers will lose Scott Laughton to the Vegas expansion draft.

Breaking it down, it's between Scott Laughton and Michael Raffl. He states that the need for depth at center and Scott Laughton's youth will tip the scales in his favor over Raffl's size and versatility. It's an interesting take considering Laughton hasn't quite developed the way he was expected to and Raffl has a 21 goal season under his belt.
May 27 - 2:03 PM

Scott Laughton has been sent back to Lehigh Valley of the AHL.

He has appeared in two games with Philadelphia this season and had been sitting as a healthy scratch lately. Laughton has eight points in eight matches in the minors.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Scott Laughton and Nick Schultz will be a healthy scratches in Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins.

Laughton, who was the Flyers' first round pick in 2012, has only skated in two games this season. Schultz has three assists in nine games this season. He's been a healthy scratch in nine straight games.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 07:35:00 PM

The Flyers will scratch Scott Laughton on Sunday against the Flames.

The 22-year-old has seen just a pair of games with the Flyers this season, this after scoring 21 points in 71 games last season for them. He's loaded with talent, and likely just needs some more time to work back into game shape.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Scott Laughton has been recalled by Philadelphia.

The Flyers made the move after placing center Sean Couturier on injured reserve. Laughton has registered two goals and six assists in eight games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL this year. He had 21 points in 71 outings for the Flyers in 2015-16.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 12:18:00 PM

Scott Laughton (lower body) has been activated off the injured reserve list and sent to the minors.

Laughton was sidelined going into the season. He recently was sent to the minors on a conditioning stint, but now that he's healthy, the Flyers have decided to reassign him on a potentially longer-term basis.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 05:32:00 PM

Scott Laughton (lower body) has completed his conditioning stint.

Although Laughton is back with the Flyers, he's still on the long-term injured reserve list. Still, after playing in two AHL games he's probably very close to being ready for activation. "I feel good," he said. "I thought I played OK in the first few games there, felt better definitely the second game, so we’ll see where it takes me." It's not clear what will come of him once he's activated though. It's possible he'll stay with the team, but it wouldn't be surprising if he was sent to the AHL.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Scott Laughton has been assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on a conditioning assignment.

He is ready to play again for the first time this season after recovering from a lower-body injury. Laughton will get some game action in the minors before returning to the big club.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Scott Laughton practiced (lower body) practiced on Sunday without the use of a non-contact jersey.

The 22-year-old is looking to continue to build up his talents, as he's posted 27 points in 107 games thus far. He scored at higher rates in the minors, so we'd expect him to blossom eventually.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Scott Laughton (lower body) isn't likely to go on the long-term injured reserve.

Laughton is expected to miss the next three-to-four weeks. The reason why the Flyers would put Laughton on the LTIR is because they're in a tough cap spot and the move would provide them with some temporary relief. Temporary is the key word though and it seems that because of that Flyers GM Ron Hextall isn't likely to exercise that option. "We have to figure some things out," Hextall said. "It’s not as helpful as you think. We have two things to deal with. A roster of 23 and a cap issue. It’s more the cap issue that gets complicated. … The roster spot is not an issue right now. It’s the cap."
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 10:32:00 AM

Scott Laughton will miss the next three-to-four weeks due to a lower-body injury.

Even in a best case scenario, Laughton will probably miss Philadelphia's first seven regular season games as a result of this injury. He had seven goals and 21 points in 71 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 01:31:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:50:00 AM

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.
Sun, May 8, 2016 08:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Valtteri Filppula
3Sean Couturier
4Jori Lehtera
5Scott Laughton
6Jordan Weal
7Roman Lyubimov
8Michael Vecchione
LW1Michael Raffl
2Matt Read
3Travis Konecny
4Chris VandeVelde
5Oskar Lindblom
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Nick Schultz
5Radko Gudas
6Brandon Manning
7Andrew MacDonald
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz