While attending the Flyers Prospect Camp in July, a player that caught my eye was 1st-round pick Scott Laughton.
The 18-year old clearly has some serious skill, but what most stood out to me was his character. The kid is a hell of a teammate.
Apparently, the Philadelphia Flyers like what they see in him too.
It was announced today that the Flyers have signed Scott Laughton to an entry-level contract. Laughton is a two-way, grinding forward who works incredibly hard. He was a fan favorite at camp. Perhaps the young kid gets a shot in the NHL this year? Not sure about that, but the signing means he will get an invite to the Flyers training camp. If he impresses, who knows?
The Flyers also made an additional move.
Last week, general manager Paul Holmgren stated that a deal was close between the team and RFA defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon.
Well, he wasn’t kidding
The Flyers have re-signed Bourdon to a 2 year deal, worth $1.225 million. Bourdon produced 4 goals and 3 assists in 45 games with the team last season. You can expect him to play a lot more since Andrej Mezsaros went down with a torn right Achilles tendon.
While Mezsaros’ absence will be unfortunate, Bourdon is no slouch himself. He lacks some of the size Mez has, but is a very physical player with a heavy shot from the point.
This may not be very exciting news to some Flyers fans, but what will be exciting is watching these two young guys develop into very good hockey players.
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