Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that
Philadelphia Flyers prospect Scott Laughton of the Oshawa Generals is
the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 6 after leading
the league with nine points in three games scoring three goals with six
assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-1.
Laughton returned from the Flyers this week and contributed
immediately to the Generals’ who picked up three wins in three games.
He also becomes the second member of his club to win the award in three
weeks following 2014 NHL Draft prospect Michael Dal Colle in Opening
Week. On Thursday night in his first game back with the club, Laughton
scored twice and added two assists claiming first star honours in a big
7-1 win over East Division rivals the Peterborough Petes. One night
later the Gennies hosted the Bulls in another East Division clash with
Laughton collecting two assists as part of the 3-2 win. His week
wrapped up on Sunday night with another multi-point game scoring once
with two assists as first star of a 4-1 win over the Guelph Storm.
Laughton, a 19-year-old from Oakville, ON, is playing in his fourth
OHL season with the Generals. The third overall pick in the 2010 OHL
Priority Selection, Laughton then became a first round pick of the
Flyers in 2012 chosen 20th overall and appeared in five NHL
games last season. In 49 games with the Generals in 2012-13, he set
career-high numbers with 23 goals and 56 points in 49 games.
Click here to see highlights of Laughton and the Generals against the Petes
Click here to see highlights of Laughton and the Generals against the Bulls
Click here to see highlights of Laughton and the Generals against the Storm
Also considered for the award this week was Buffalo Sabres prospect
Nicholas Baptiste of the Sudbury Wolves, and Tampa Bay Lightning
prospect Henri Ikonen of the Kingston Frontenacs. Both players posted
seven points this past week with Baptiste tallying four goals and three
assists in two games, while Ikonen scored twice with five assists in
three games. In goal, 17-year-old rookie Brandon Halverson of the Sault
Ste. Marie Greyhounds earned a 32-save shutout victory in his first
career OHL start Saturday night in a 4-0 win over the Belleville Bulls.
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