Scott Laughton
Scott Laughton
24-Year-Old CenterC
Philadelphia Flyers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While centering the Flyers' fourth line last season, Laughton came into his own to post 10 goals and 20 points in 81 games. He received more ice time than ever before, and not only did he respond with a career best in offensive production, the 24-year-old recorded career highs in hits (126), faceoff wins (314), shots on goal (108) and PIM (42). The minus-10 rating was disappointing, but all in all, Laughton is one of the first fourth-line centers fantasy owners should target. With the exception of plus/minus and power-play points, Laughton appears poised to contribute again across the board. Read Past Outlooks
Earning his keep
CPhiladelphia Flyers
October 16, 2018
Laughton will not come out of the lineup when Corban Knight returns, according to Dave Isaac of The Courier Post.
ANALYSIS
Although this isn't an official report from Isaac, it makes perfect sense. Laughton is tied for the team lead with three goals through five games. The Flyers have struggled to score a bit this season, so coach Dave Hakstol isn't going to take out a top scorer. Knight received some practice time in place of Laughton on Monday, but that was apparently pre-planned. When Knight returns, he will likely need to replace someone else in the lineup.
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Scott Laughton 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#3 Center
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:51
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:10
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    3:11
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
10:15
0:00
0:00
2017–18
11:07
0:04
1:03
2018–19
14:51
0:10
3:11
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Laughton has pedigree as a 2012 first-round pick, but after breaking into the NHL on an essentially full-time basis in 2015-16, he ended up serving most of last season for AHL Lehigh Valley, where he put together 19 goals and 39 points over 60 games -- decent numbers, but not the sort that get hearts racing. At 23 years old, he still has time to develop into a steady NHLer, but he isn't likely to rocket into the top-six ranks straight out of camp (if at all). That said, the Flyers just signed him to a two-year extension, so he’s hardly a forgotten man in the organization.
A first-round pick by the Flyers in 2012, Laughton has a golden opportunity to break into a top-six role in Philadelphia as he enters his second season. Last year’s campaign of 21 points in 71 games doesn’t seem to offer a lot of upside, but inconsistent own-zone play meant he saw little opportunity, averaging only 10:26 of ice time. A center by trade, Laughton was moved to the wing last year and saw a little uptick in scoring, but there’s room for considerable improvement this season. After top-liner Brayden Schenn, the Flyers are paper-thin at left wing, meaning Laughton should come into training camp with a legitimate shot at snagging a second-line role. Of course, a bad preseason showing could easily end with him being lumped in the minors, so Laughton’s worth watching early for signs that he’s grown his game.
Laughton is the Flyers' top offensive prospect heading into training camp. He's coming off a solid year in the OHL where he registered 40 goals and 47 assists in 57 games, and he has a real shot at making the Philadelphia roster this season. Just don't expect a ton of offense from him right away -- he'll probably be a pain-in-the-butt, fourth-line smasher who'll immediately win over the Philly faithful. His easiest path to making the team is likely on the wing -- the Flyers are stacked down the middle and are in greater need of depth on the outside.
Laughton put up decent numbers in the OHL last season--56 points in just 49 games. He's a former first-round draft pick who could sneak into the NHL this season. He's still young (19), however, and he's likely to start the season in the AHL, where he'll have to prove himself worthy of an NHL call-up.
Laughton spent the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons with Oshawa in the OHL, posting 23 and 53 points, respectively. The Flyers drafted the 6-foot, two-way center significantly higher than projected, showing a lot of faith in Laughton’s skill. He’s unlikely to see time with the Flyers this season, but once he has some professional experience under his belt he could prove worthy of his first round pick.
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Lights lamp twice in win over Ottawa
CPhiladelphia Flyers
October 10, 2018
Laughton scored two goals on five shots while adding two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Senators.
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Posts three assists versus Rangers
CPhiladelphia Flyers
September 19, 2018
Laughton recorded three assists and a plus-3 rating in a 6-4 preseason victory over the Rangers on Wednesday.
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New career high in goals
CPhiladelphia Flyers
April 23, 2018
Laughton lit the lamp 10 times while supplying 10 assists during 2017-18, while averaging 11:05 of ice time throughout the season.
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Climbs depth chart to third line
CPhiladelphia Flyers
February 12, 2018
Laughton has skated primarily with Jordan Weal and Michael Raffl the past two games.
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Takes minus-3 rating in win
CPhiladelphia Flyers
January 5, 2018
Laughton registered seven PIM and a minus-3 rating during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.
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