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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 has four goals in three AHL games this season.
The Flyers sent Laughton to the minors in the belief that it would be better for his development, but it wouldn't be shocking if they end up promoting him in the not too distant future. The 20-year-old would be worth keeping an eye on if the Flyers do summon him. Oct 20 - 9:01 AM

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Scott Laughton has been assigned to the minors.

The move was expected as it will give him more playing time. It will mark his rookie season in the AHL and he could be a potential call-up for the Flyers during the year.
Oct 1 - 5:19 PM

Do not be surprised if the Philadelphia Flyers send Scott Laughton to the minors.

Barring an injury or two, Laughton will be best served by playing a lot of minutes in the minors rather than languishing in the press box at the NHL level as he is likely the 14th forward at this time. The talented center will make the club in the next couple of seasons but now is the time to get in some minor league action and experience.
Sep 28 - 9:41 AM

Coach Craig Berube is impressed thus far with the play of Scott Laughton in training camp.

Laughton could still use some time in the minors as he is only 20, but he could get another look see as Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is out with an injury. "He’s a good positional player," Berube said. "Strong out there. Skates well for a kid. He’s done a lot of good things."
Sep 27 - 10:20 AM

Scott Laughton notched a goal and two assists in the Flyers' 4-0 preseason win over the Devils on Thursday night, finishing the game at +1 with four shots and two hits in 16:54 of ice time.

Laughton and the Flyers fired 32 shots on the Devils, with starter Cory Schneider looking a bit shaky in the preseason tuneup. Laughton is on a mission to make the Flyers after four standout seasons in the OHL. Jakub Voracek also posted a solid game for Philadelphia with two assists.
Sep 25 - 9:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Blair Jones
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Shayne Gostisbehere
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery