With the No. 20 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers have selected Scott Laughton, a center playing for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.
A native of Oakville, Ontario, Laughton has shown steady development in the 2011-12 season and has proven that he has a love for the game. An effective player who has displayed that he excels in the cerebral dynamics of the sport, Laughton has proven that he will do anything it takes to help his team win.
Capable of taking hits, blocking shots or playing shut down minutes against top competition, Laughton is a versatile player with tremendous upside.
A strong skater with a low center of gravity, it is difficult to knock him off the puck because Laughton is known for playing larger than his six-foot, 178 pound frame.
Welcomed in the most perfect way imaginable, the heckling administered by the Penguins fans at the Consol Energy Arena has given Laughton the necessary introduction to one of the Flyers most hated rivals.