Flyers take C Laughton in NHL draft
The Philadelphia Flyers have drafted center Scott Laughton with
the 20th pick in the first round.
The Flyers took the 6-foot, 177-pound center from Oshawa of the
OHL on Friday night in Pittsburgh. Laughton ranked fifth on Oshawa
with 53 points (21-32–53), and third on the team with 101 penalty
minutes during the 2011-12 season.
The Flyers picked up two more picks in this year’s draft and a
fourth-round selection next year when they traded goalie Sergei
Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets before the start of Friday’s
Laughton represented Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka
Memorial Tournament and scored the game-winning goal in the
gold-medal game. He also won gold with Team Ontario at the 2011
World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.