Philadelphia Flyers‘ 1st round pick in the 2010 draft (#20 overall) center Scott Laughton(49) has definitely had a bit of a ride to rejoin the parent club on recall from affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms early in his rookie year.
He was initially summoned after the lockout thawed in 2013 from his third run in juniors, he was returned to Oshawa Generals to continue tearing up the score sheet and his work on his development.
He was unable to notch a point in 5 NHL games.
He went on to produce more than a point per game and doubled those stats in 7 playoff contests.
The 6’1″ 177 lbs. forward returned to the pros after his team was knocked out of the postseason and skated 6 more games with then farm team Adirondack Phantoms. He would score his first goal and add two assists.
Continuing his crazy 2013 he was once again in Flyers‘ training camp, already under contract but with the option of being sent back due to his young age.
In a crazy turn of moves, he was set to be on the opening night roster but instead was loaned back to the OHL and he went on to put up career numbers as an assistant captain in his last stint.
Having just turned 20-years old he was one of the final cuts to be reassigned to start his first official campaign and popped out the gate retaining his scoring touch.
In 13 AHL games he’s struck for 6 goals and 5 assists, good enough to earn that recall and make his sixth appearance in the show.
Used on sparingly, skating 12 shifts for 7:00 minutes of ice time in a 2-0 blanking.
With some additional time out there he should be able to contribute as he plays a speedy style with plenty enough tenacity and has that scoring touch that just needs to break though on the highest level of hockey.