Toronto, ON – Scott Laughton has caught plenty of notice across the continent as one of the best all-around players in the Ontario Hockey League this season.
On Monday, the OHL honored Laughton, of the Oshawa Generals, with the Player of the Week award for
the first week of the playoffs, after he totaled six points in two
games (3G, 3A), with a
Laughton helped the Generals grab a 2-0 start in their first round
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Niagara IceDogs with
a pair of three-point games. He opened the series by scoring twice
including the game-winner and an empty-net goal while adding an assist
as third star of the 5-2 win on Friday night. In Game 2 of the series
on Sunday, Laughton opened the scoring early in the first period then
added two helpers including an assist on Scott Sabourin’s second period
game-winner as part of the 4-3 victory.
The 18-year-old from Oakville, Ontario recorded a career high 23
goals and 33 assists for 56 points in 49 games playing in his third OHL
season with the Generals. A first-round pick of the Philadelphia
Flyers last June, Laughton made his NHL debut this season
and played in five games with the parent club before being returned to juniors.