Flyers take C Laughton in NHL draft

Scott Laughton, center, a center, stands with Philadelphia Flyers officials after being chosen 20th overall in the first round of the NHL hockey draft on Friday, June 22, 2012, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
June 23, 2012 10:56:50 AM PDT
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 team also 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 draft.

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.


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