The Philadelphia Flyers select Scott Laughton 20th overall.
Here’s the run down on Laughton:
A hard working, two-way forward. Has a strong stride with good speed and excellent balance as he is very strong on his feet. He is extremely competitive and smart at both ends of the ice, strong down low and along the boards. He’s a smart and instinctual player without the puck. His work ethic and compete levels may the best we have seen in the OHL this season, and he continues to show strong leadership abilities. He plays an aggressive, gritty, tough two-way game. He is willing to play the body and get his nose dirty. He isn’t the most offensive savvy player but oozes confidence with the puck, has good vision in the offensive zone and has the ability to generate offense on the fly. He makes smart passes in all three zones and drives the net where he gets most of his offensive chances. He has an effective wrist shot and a quick snap shot that is hard to handle. He is not projected to translate as a high-end offensive point producer in the NHL, but will give you an honest effort and can make a difference in all zones.