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Scott Laughton | Winger | #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's recently signed two-year contract comes with a $962,500 annual cap hit.
Laughton is coming off his entry-level contract. He played almost exclusively in the AHL last season after spending 2015-16 with Philadelphia, but Flyers GM Ron Hextall is very happy with what he was from Laughton. "Scotty had a terrific year," Hextall said. "He improved a lot, his focus and his professionalism. Quite honestly, I think Scotty really grew up last year. So Scott is certainly going to be given an opportunity to make the hockey club." Jul 12 - 5:44 AM

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Scott Laughton has agreed to a two-year extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Laughton had 19 goals and 39 points in 60 AHL games last season. He might begin the 2016-17 campaign on the Flyers' fourth line.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 11 - 5:13 PM

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

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.
Source: NHL.com
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.
Source: NHL.com
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.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Valtteri Filppula
4Nolan Patrick
5Jori Lehtera
6Michael Vecchione
LW1Travis Konecny
2Jordan Weal
3Michael Raffl
4Scott Laughton
5Oskar Lindblom
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Dale Weise
4Matt Read
D1Ivan Provorov
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nick Schultz
5Radko Gudas
6Brandon Manning
7Travis Sanheim
8Samuel Morin
G1Brian Elliott
2Michal Neuvirth
3Anthony Stolarz