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.