Scott Laughton is staying in Philadelphia in a Flyers uniform. The Philadelphia Flyers and Scott Laughton’s team were reportedly involved in heavy discussions to get an extension done in the hours leading up to the 3:00 pm EST trade deadline.
The deal is for five years with a $3 million AAV, the Philadelphia Flyers organization confirmed in a press release and on their social media accounts.
Scott Laughton wanted term and he certainly got it. It’s a good AAV as well, so it seems like the deal is good for both sides. Philadelphia gets Laughton for five more years, and Laughton gets the number of years he wanted plus his AAV.
Multiple reports from various credible reporters, including TSN’s Darren Dreger, had indicated that ahead of Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline teams that had an interest in Scott Laughton widely believed Philadelphia would re-sign him and end up not trading him away. Their suspicion turned out to be true as the team has re-signed him.
The Flyers announced the deal ahead of the deadline with just less than an hour to go before all the phones stop ringing and the trade time is over. For fans of Scott Laughton, this has to feel good.
Laughton, 26, has seven goals and ten assists so far this season in 38 games played in a Flyers jersey. He made his National Hockey League debut in the 2012-2013 NHL regular season where he appeared in five games. In those five games, Laughton had not earned at least one point.
After being selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 NHL draft, Laughton initially signed his entry-level contract with the organization in the same year. The Flyers signed him to a 2-year contract extension in 2017 when Ron Hextall was the general manager of the club.
Can’t wait to see what Scott Laughton is able to produce with his new five-year deal.