|Written by Brendan Ross|
April 2013 - The April recall party for the Philadelphia Flyers continues as they’ve decided to call up a few more prospects, including centremen Scott Laughton. With just three games left in the season the Flyers are going to test out their youth, unfortunately for Laughton he already played five games for the big club earlier in the season. This means that, well, unless the Flyers want to burn the first year of his contract to see him play a game or two, Laughton’s call up is simply for experience. But it’s still a shot of confidence to the Oakville, Ontario native, as it shows he’ll contest for a roster spot in September. Laughton and his Oshawa Generals were swept in the second round of the OHL playoffs by the Barrie Colts. Nathan Martin
February 2013 - Looks like Laughton's Cup of tea with the Flyers woke up his offence. Since being sent back to junior, Laughton has been on an absolute tear (for Oshawa, OHL) riding an eight-game point streak, notching 16 points in seven games since his return. If the Flyers weren't already impressed with his play on his recall they will be thrilled to see his offence coming along now. - Travis Watson
January 2013 – Laughton was sent back to Oshawa to continue to dominate at the OHL level. Despite not scoring any points he did create opportunities and put ten shots on the net. The coaching staff and ‘experts’ have raved at how well he did play and how bright his future is for the Flyer organization. Jason Banks
October 2012 - Scott Laughton has been suspended 10 games for a check to the head. Brendan Ross
October 2012 - Scott Laughton was named to the 2012 Subway Super Series Team OHL Roster slated to compete in a six-game series versus the Russian National Junior Team in November. Brendan Ross
June, 2012 - Not surprisingly, Scott Laughton goes earlier than most expected after the Flyers used their 19th overall pick to select this versatile hard working character forward, a player that fits perfectly within the Flyers' organization. - Brendan Ross -
May, 2012–The Oshawa Generals third overall pick in the 2010 OHL priority selection, Laughton is a great two way center that wins faceoffs and kill penalties as well as being a great powerplay asset. Laughton cycles the puck in the offensive zone very well and pressures the opposing defensemen on the forechecks effectively. He also has a great shot from the slot that beats goaltenders in all corners which complements his playmaking skills. Laughton has to improve his foot speed and his puck handling in tight areas. Laughton has great acceleration but his overall skating needs work which can be helped by a better stride.
Fantasy Outlook: B+
Potential to be a great 3rd line center in the NHL but needs to be a better skater.
Scott Laughton gets a goal off turnover complemented by a shootout goal.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:47|