With the 20th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers have selected Scott Laughton, a center from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. Many had predicted the Flyers would look to address defensive needs, but with many high ranked defensive picks going before their selection it appears they decided to go the other way.
Laughton ranked fifth on his team with 53 points in the 2011-2012 season, but third with 101 penalty minutes, and was described on the air as a Flyers type of player. He also added five points in post-season contests for his team. He represented Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and had the game-winning goal in the gold medal game, his second gold in major youth tournaments. More information on Laughton is available at NHL.com.