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Scott Laughton | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 5/30/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 177
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Scott Laughton thinks he's ready to make the jump to the NHL this season, but he's also trying to temper his expectations.
"I think I'm ready, but a lot of kids say that when they come in, and sometimes it doesn't work out," he said. "Whatever happens, happens. I'm ready for any situation they put me in." The 20-year-old forward may be better served playing a full season in the minors, especially because the Flyers have plenty of options down the middle. Laughton will be a key player to watch at Philadelphia's rookie camp this weekend before attending the main team's training camp next week. Sep 11 - 12:04 PM

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Scott Laughton might have a tough time making the Philadelphia Flyers' opening game lineup in 2014.

The Flyers are deep up the middle with Claude Giroux, Vincent Lecavalier, Brayden Schenn, and Sean Couturier. It's possible that Laughton might be used as a winger, but there still wouldn't be much room for him. He might benefit from a campaign in the AHL anyways after scoring 40 goals and 87 points in 54 OHL contests in 2013-14.
May 23 - 11:09 AM

Philadelphia has announced that they will bring up prospect Scott Laughton.

He had 40 goals and 87 points in 54 regular season games with OHL Oshawa. Laughton also added 11 points in nine playoff matches. It isn't clear yet if he'll join the Black Aces or if he'll get a chance to play.
Apr 24 - 6:01 PM

The mediocre Philadelphia Flyers would likely love to promote high-scoring left winger Scott Laughton to their lineup -- but they can't.

It's an option that never really existed, much to the chagrin of most Flyers fans. The first-round pick is easily the best player on the ice with the OHL's Oshawa Generals almost every night. Laughton, 19, has 24 goals and 26 assists in just 29 games this season. It has been one NHL training camp, six AHL games and nearly a full season of junior action since Laughton played five games for the Flyers last January. Yet, unless the Flyers recalled him under "emergency conditions," he would not be available to them. The Flyers, one of the healthiest teams in the league, are far too stout for "emergency conditions," which according to Rule 13.12 Section (m) means an "incapacitating injury, illness or suspension" which brings the roster below 12 forwards, six defensemen and two goalies. The Flyers have three healthy players sitting in the press box nightly.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Scott Laughton has five goals and 12 points in only five games since being returned to the Oshawa Generals of the OHL.

Laughton was a healthy scratch in the Flyers first game of the season before they decided to send him back to junior hockey. Look for Laughton to make Team Canada at the U20 World Championships in Europe over the Christmas break.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Scott Laughton has been returned to the OHL by Philadelphia.

He stuck with the Flyers following training camp, but was a healthy scratch in Wednesday's loss to Toronto. Laughton will play another season with the Oshawa Generals as a result.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 12:50:00 PM

It looks as if Scott Laughton will start the season with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Laughton is still eligible to be returned to junior hockey so he may get only nine games at the NHL level with the Flyers not giving up a year in his entry-level contract. Laughton was selected 20th overall in the 2012 Draft and almost stuck with the Flyers out of training camp in 2013 but still managed to play in five games with Philadelphia at the end of the season when his junior season ended. We expect Laughton to be returned at some point to the OHL but he could surprise.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Scott Laughton, 19, could stick with the Philadelphia Flyers when their season opens next week, reports say.

Laughton was the Flyers' first-round draft pick in the 2012 draft. He played five games last season with the Flyers at the beginning of the season before being sent back to the OHL. It’s possible he could stick with the Flyers for nine games before being sent down, thus preventing his entry-level contract from starting.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:12:00 AM

Scott Laughton failed to impress during Thursday's 4-1 preseason loss.

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette didn't address Laughton's comments specifically, but some of his general remarks seemed to apply. "Guys you were looking to respond needed to respond better," Laviolette said. "That's what I don’t get. We're in a training camp, an evaluation period and a process for guys to put their cards on the table and I was disappointed in that tonight." Laughton has had a good training camp overall and he might still make the team.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 08:30:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers are still evaluating their options with Scott Laughton.

Laughton has enjoyed a strong training camp, but the question comes down to whether or not the Flyers are confident that they'll consistently use him. At the age of 19, it's not in his best interests to stick with Philadelphia if they are going to have him spend a decent chunk of time in the press box. "Whether he is ready or not, we have a couple more days to think about it," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 09:00:00 AM

Scott Laughton is still in camp with the Flyers and it's looking like he has a shot to stick with the team heading into the season.

Laughton was drafted in the first round in 2012, 20th overall and actually played five games with the Flyers last season. "I think there's still another gear he can find in his game," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. "When he came in last year, he was flying. He had played lots of games (with Oshawa) when our team was just getting off the mark from a lockout, so it's a bit of a different scenario for him. He comes in on equal grounds with everyone else. "We'll get a better read and a better evaluation against lineups now, as opposed to the first three or four games . . . We'll see more NHL lineups and that will give us a better read on where Scott's at in training camp." There are only 27 players still in camp so Laughton will battle Michael Raffl and Chris VandeVelde for the final forward spot.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 09:59:00 AM

Scott Laughton may have to move from center to left wing to make the Philadelphia Flyers this season.

The Flyers are deep at center as they signed Vincent Lecavalier in the off-season to go with Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Max Talbot, so Laughton will likely have to move to the left side if he wants to crack the lineup. "I've never played left wing, but I'm willing to do anything to be able to play on this team," Laughton said. "I don't need to look at the roster and see what's going on. My job is clear here. I want to get better everyday, show the coaches I'm aware of their systems and try and become a part of the team." The first round pick of the 2012 Draft played five games with the Flyers but Philadelphia would not use him more often as they did not want to burn a season of his entry level contract. Laughton is a solid two-way player but is not the type to light up the scoreboard so we would pass on him in all fantasy drafts this season.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 08:07:00 AM

Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Scott Laughton has the best chance of making the team of any prospect or rookie in the system.

If the Flyers' attacking system rebounds in 2013, then plenty of players are worth watching, Laughton included. Avoiding the disruption of the lockout might just be the best thing going for Philly heading into 2013-14.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 02:25:00 PM

Scott Laughton is looking to do more around the net.

"I'm just trying to work on my offensive game all the time," said Laughton. "I think my defense kind of takes care of itself, so I just have to develop those little skills, and this camp helps out, too. I feel pretty confident right now with my game." He had 56 points and 72 penalty minutes in 49 OHL games last season. He also played five contests with the Philadelphia Flyers, but he'll have a tough time making the team's opening game roster.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Scott Laughton has been summoned by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Laughton has a goal and three points in six AHL games this season. He also had 56 points and 72 penalty minutes in 49 OHL contests in 2012-13. He's already participated in five matches with Philadelphia and is searching for his first NHL point.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Scott Laughton
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Zac Rinaldo
4Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Zack Stortini
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Kimmo Timonen
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery