Scott Laughton Signs Entry-Level Contract; Marc-Andre Bourdon Agrees To Multi-Year Extension
On Wednesday afternoon, the Philadelphia Flyers announced via the team’s official twitter account that the organization has come to terms on an entry-level contract with Scott Laughton, the club’s first-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The 18-year old native of Oakville, Ontario has spent the last two seasons with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League and has amassed 33 goals and 43 assists for a total of 76 points in 127 games played over that span.
In addition, the forward represented Team Canada in the 2012 Under-18 World Junior Championships, where he registered two goals and five assists for a total of seven points over seven games that ended with Canada winning the bronze medal.
Standing at six-feet and weighing 175 pounds, the left-handed shooting Laughton has largely played center to this point in his career.
In addition, the Flyers also announced that the team has come to terms with restricted free agent Marc-Andre Bourdon on a multi-year extension.
Terms of the agreement have not been released at this time.
In a report filed by the New Jersey Courier-Post earlier on Wednesday, Bourdon stated that the extension was "pretty much done" and that the deal would be announced soon.
A few hours later it was officially announced by the team.
After receiving his first crack at the NHL in 2011-12, Bourdon scored four goals last season (two of which were game-winners), and added three assists for a total of seven points in 45 games.
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