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The Philadelphia Flyers have called up prospect Scott Laughton. He will be a part of the recently recalled Phantoms and practice with the team for the duration of the playoffs.
Laughton was playing with the Oshawa Generals, of the OHL, but his team was swept out of the playoffs. The center produced four goals, seven assists and 11 points in nine playoff games for the Generals.
Laughton played in 54 games with the Generals this season. He had 40 goals and 47 assits for 87 points. The center was a plus 12 and had 72 penalty in minutes. The 19-year-old played five games for the Flyers last season and was sent back to juniors after not producing any points.
Laughton was drafted by the Flyers in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He is known for his two way play. He is good in his own zone but can also put the puck in the net when needed.
He is the ninth player to Flyers have called up to practice with the team for the playoffs. The other eight players include four forward, three defensemen, and one veteran goaltender.
The forwards are Brandon Alderson, Nick Cousins, Ben Holmstrom and Petr Straka. The defensemen consist of Mark Alt, Oliver Laursiden, and Brandon Manning. Yann Denis,31, is the veteran goaltender. He has NHL experience with the New York Islanders and the Edmonton Oilers. Denis led the Oklahoma City Barons, the Edmonton Oilers’ affialiate, to consecutive playoff berths.
Oliver Laurisden and Brandon Manning have played a combined 25 games with the Flyers. Laurisden, drafted in 2009, played 15 games with the Flyers last season. Manning was signed as a free agent on November 23, 2010, and has pkayed 10 games with the Flyers over the past two seasons.