Monday, March 25, 2013

Laughton named OHL's best

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 plus-4 rating.

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.

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