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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 found the back of the net in Philadelphia's 8-5 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 6 on Sunday.
It was Laughton's first career point in nine playoff games. Defenseman Andrew MacDonald also scored a goal for Philadelphia. Matt Read, Claude Giroux, and Ivan Provorov each registered an assist in their final game of the 2018 playoffs. Apr 22 - 6:07 PM

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Scott Laughton will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Islanders.

This is the first game Laughton will miss all season. He's gone 20 games without scoring a goal, so it's not shocking to see him come out of the lineup. Robert Hagg, Taylor Leier, Dale Weise and Johnny Oduya will also serve as healthy scratches on Tuesday.
Apr 3 - 6:49 PM

Scott Laughton scored a goal in the Flyers' 3-2 loss to Florida Thursday night.

Laughton snapped a six-game point drought. He has six goals and 11 points in 37 contests in 2017-18.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:36:00 AM

Scott Laughton cashed in on each of his two shots in Monday's 5-2 win in Calgary, scoring twice while recording a plus-2 rating.

It was Laughton's first time scoring since he bagged two goals against Washington back on Oct. 14. He had managed no goals and just three assists across the past 21 contests, so he obviously warrants very little in the way of fantasy consideration at this point.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Scott Laughton wants to be a top-six forward with the Flyers.

That's a lofty goal for the winger who played in the AHL last season and was projected to be a third line center in the NHL when drafted in the first round in 2012. The 23-year-old popped a couple of goals Saturday as a fourth liner. "He looks like he's a lot more confident, I think he knows his role and what’s expected of him," Wayne Simmonds said. "He's got a ton of offensive time at the same time, so you put him in a position to succeed and he's going to succeed, and I think that's what he's doing."
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 09:12:00 AM

Scott Laughton scored a pair of goals in the Flyers 8-2 win Saturday.

It was the Flyers first home game of the season and they were flying against the Capitals. Laughton had only one assist in the Flyers first four road games so this was a big boost to his numbers. He is more of a defensive forward so don't expect more than 30 points from the former first round pick.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 09:12:00 AM

According to Jordan Hall of, Scott Laughton looks like a sure bet to make the Flyers.

Laughton was taken 20th overall in the 2012 Draft and while he has played 109 NHL games, last season for the most part, he honed his game in the AHL. He is more of a defensive forward so his fantasy value is negligible.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 09:40:00 AM

Scott Laughton is projected to be in a battle with Mike Vecchione for a spot on the Flyers' opening game roster.

Laughton has played in 109 career NHL games, but the 23-year-old spent the vast majority of 2016-17 in the AHL. At that level he had 19 goals and 39 points in 60 contests. After the season Flyers GM Ron Hextall praised Laughton's growth, so it will be interesting to see how he does at this year's camp. Keep in mind that he's seen as more of a defensive forward, so his fantasy value will be limited.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 11:05:00 AM

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."
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 05:44:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jul 11, 2017 05:13:00 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.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 09:57:00 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.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 11:45:00 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.
Sat, May 27, 2017 02:03:00 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

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All Positions
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Travis Konecny
3Scott Laughton
4Jordan Weal
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Matt Read
5Dale Weise
D1Shayne Gostisbehere
2Ivan Provorov
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Brandon Manning
6Robert Hagg
7Johnny Oduya
G1Brian Elliott
2Petr Mrazek
3Dustin Tokarski
4Michal Neuvirth