3 Flyers players who won’t return in 2024-25

The Philadelphia Flyers could spend this offseason accumulating draft picks and assets, which would include seeing a few players either walk or get moved.

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Scott Laughton should bring in a first-round pick this summer

Scott Laughton’s time in Philadelphia would have ended back in March at the trade deadline, but the right price for Daniel Briere to move him never materialized. This summer, some teams looking for a proven player capable of providing depth scoring and solid play regardless of what zone they are in should call Briere and negotiate a deal for Laughton. 

Thanks to the season he enjoyed this year - and one that isn’t finished quite yet - his value has only sailed north. Laughton’s 37 points in 75 games at the time of this writing is well within striking distance of reaching last season’s career-high when he parlayed 18 goals and 25 helpers into 43 points. 

Even if he doesn’t get there in the next seven games, Laughton has nonetheless proven his 43-point outing was no outlier. His advanced metrics don’t look as sharp, with a low 45.6 Corsi For at 5-on-5 despite an offensive zone starting percentage of 47.9 and just 35 on-ice goals compared to 43 allowed.  

Further, Laughton’s 38.6 xGF to 39.7 xGA ratio at even strength looks good on paper, but his on-ice goals against at even strength sits at 52 while goals for is just 43. But Laughton’s career-best scoring production and his ability to once again contribute on all special teams units will keep him high on the shortlist in quite a few front offices, meaning a trade is on the horizon.