Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Laughton named as OHL MVP finalist

Oshawa Generals forward and Flyers draft pick Scott Laughton made the list of 10 finalists for the Red Tilson Trophy, which seeks to honor the best player in the Ontario Hockey League.

The 19-year-old, left-handed shooting center finished the regular season by ranking first on the team with 40 goals, second on the club with 87 points and third with 47 assists.

Laughton, who was taken with the 20th-overall pick in the 2012 draft, spent five games at the start of the truncated 2013 season with Philadelphia and did not record a point.

Eric Lindros was the last Flyers' prospect to win the honor, getting the nod for the 1990-91 season after racking up league highs of 71 goals and 149 points, along with 78 assists in only 57 games. Lindros' club for which he starred -- the Oshawa Generals.

Mike Ricci won it the year before, skating with the Peterborough Petes, after totaling 52 goals and 116 points over 60 regular-season appearances.

The full list of all OHL honorees can be found here.
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