The strange and wonderful hockey journey of Scott Laughton continues on Thursday, as the organization pressed the “up” button on his elevator and announced he will spend the remainder of the season with the Phantoms on an amateur tryout contract.
A Flyers insider first reported the news this morning.
It’s a bit of a whirlwind for the youngster, who on Monday was given a five-game suspension by the Ontario Hockey League for an illegal hit while playing for the Oshawa Generals.
Laughton, who made the Flyers’ roster off an abbreviated training camp before being sent back to juniors, was given the ban for a check-from-behind resulting in injury to Barrie’s Zach Hall in Game 2 of their playoff series.
The Colts swept the series and as a result, Laughton was free to advance in his career.
The 18-year-old center, who only weeks prior was named the top player of the week in the OHL, finished the regular season with 23 goals and 56 points in 49 games along with a plus-22 rating.
He failed to record a point with Philadelphia.
Adirondack has six games remaining on its 2012-13 schedule.