Future Flyers Report: Laughton’s Return to Oshawa

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Scott Laughton participated in 32 games for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL before he joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ roster for the start of the 2013 season. The gritty forward suited up for five games with Philly before the Orange and Black sent him down. Although he didn’t produce a single point, PIM, and left with an even plus/minus rating, Laughton had 10 shots on net and 10 hits.

Laughton’s last game with the Generals before he left for the Flyers was a 4-3 shootout win over Derek Mathers’ Peterborough Petes on January 11th. The pair of Flyers’ prospects had an assist apiece, as Laughton’s next game with Oshawa came on February 1st.

The forward missed a total of seven games with the Generals, but he didn’t seem to miss a beat. In his five games since he rejoined Oshawa, Laughton has registered at least one point in every contest and has four multi-point affairs. His only game where he didn’t record at least two points was his most recent, where he had an assist in the Generals’ 4-2 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Nick Cousins had a goal and four PIMs, as he went minus-1 against Laughton’s club yesterday.

Philly’s first-round pick in 2012 returned with a two-assist game against the Mississauga Steelheads on the first of this month before he posted a three-point contest with a goal and two helpers against the Belleville Bulls two days later. Laughton then had two goals against the Erie Otters on February 8th before he had another three-point tilt, this time against the Niagara IceDogs the following day.

With the experience he gained from taking part in a handful of games in the NHL this season, don’t be surprised if Laughton is on the Flyers’ roster for the entirety of next season or the 2014-2015 campaign.


  1. Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL) – 84 points (21 goals and 63 assists), plus-20, and 68 PIMs in 54 games.
  2. Scott Laughton (Philadelphia Flyers and Oshawa Generals) – 44 points (17 goals and 27 assists), plus-11, and 53 PIMs in 42 games.
  3. Taylor Leier (Portland Winterhawks, WHL) – 41 points (22 goals and 19 assists), plus-26, and 46 PIMs in 49 games.
  4. Marcel Noebels (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 38 points (16 goals and 22 assists), minus-8, and 16 PIMs in 46 games.
  5. Jason Akeson (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 34 points (Nine goals and 25 assists), minus-11, and 20 PIMs in 46 games.
  6. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes, OHL) – 20 points (Eight goals and 12 assists), minus-8, and 103 PIMs in 54 games.
  7. Tye McGinn (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 18 points (12 goals and Six assists), minus-8, and 61 PIMs in 42 games.
  8. Harry Zolnierczyk (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 17 points (Nine goals and Eight assists), minus-11, and 54 PIMs in 46 games.
  9. Matt Mangene (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 11 points (Two goals and Nine assists), minus-11, and 25 PIMs in 30 games.
  10. Shane Harper (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 10 points (Six goals and Four assists), minus-17, and 29 PIMs in 38 games.
  11. Eric Wellwood (Philadelphia Flyers and Adirondack Phantoms) – 10 points (Four goals and Six assists), minus-2, and six PIMs in 38 games.
  12. Ben Holmstrom (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Eight points (Two goals and Six assists), plus-3, and 29 PIMs in 22 games.
  13. Michael Parks (University of North Dakota, NCAA) – Six points (Five goals and One assist), minus-2, and 25 PIMs in 13 games.
  14. Garrett Roe (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Six points (Three goals and Three assists), minus-1, and 27 PIMs in 27 games.
  15. Andrew Johnston (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), minus-8, and 11 PIMs in 31 games.
  16. Tyler Brown (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (Two goals and Two assists), minus-9, and 17 PIMs in 38 games.
  17. Mike Testwuide (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Two goals, minus-1, and 27 PIMs in 19 games.
  18. Petr Placek (Harvard University, NCAA) – Two goals, minus-9, and 12 PIMs in 21 games.


  1. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals, OHL) – 22 points (Four goals and 18 assists) and 52 PIMs in 54 games.
  2. Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College, NCAA) – 16 points (Five goals and 11 assists) and 18 PIMs in 24 games.
  3. Erik Gustafsson (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 16 points (Four goals and 12 assists), minus-12, and 37 PIMs in 31 games.
  4. Tyler Hostetter (Trenton Titans, ECHL) – 16 assists, minus-11, and 37 PIMs in 38 games.
  5. Blake Kessel (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 15 points (Four goals and 11 assists), minus-11, and 16 PIMs in 34 games.
  6. Brandon Manning (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – 13 points (Five goals and Eight assists), minus-19, and 82 PIMs in 44 games.
  7. Nick Luukko (University of Vermont, NCAA) – Nine points (Three goals and Six assists) and 14 PIMs in 26 games.
  8. Fredric Larsson (Brynas J20, SuperElit) – Eight points (Four goals and Four assists), plus-3, and 51 PIMs in 24 games.
  9. Mark Alt (University of Minnesota, NCAA) – Six assists, plus-14, and 20 PIMs in 27 games.
  10. Valeri Vasilyev (Spartak Moscow and MHC Spartak) – Six points (Two goals and Four assists), plus-7, and 59 PIMs in 39 games.
  11. Oliver Lauridsen (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Five assists and 55 PIMs in 40 games.
  12. Marc-Andre Bourdon (Adirondack Phantoms, AHL) – Four points (One goal and Three assists), minus-5, and 59 PIMs in 17 games.
  13. Matthew Konan (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – Three assists, minus-7, and 36 PIMs in 21 games.
  14. Reece Willcox (Cornell University, NCAA) – Three assists, minus-1, and four PIMs in 23 games.


  1. Jakub Kovar (HC Ceske Budejovice, Tipsport Extraliga) – 2.11 GAA and .932 save percentage in 21 games.
  2. Anthony Stolarz (London Knights and University of Nebraska-Omaha) – 4-1-1, 2.42 GAA, and .916 save percentage with the Knights. 2-5-0, 2.56 GAA, and .898 save percentage with the Mavericks.
  3. Cal Heeter (Adirondack Phantoms and Trenton Titans) – 7-11-1, 2.97 GAA, and .906 save percentage with the Phantoms. 1-1-0, 3.21 GAA, and .909 save percentage in three games with the Titans.