Philadelphia Flyers Rumors: Scott Laughton Linked to 3 Canadian Teams

Scott Laughton has been a popular name around the league regarding a trade already as it has been made known that the Philadelphia Flyers are selling. With Ivan Provorov already traded, players like Laughton, Carter Hart, Travis Konecny, Kevin Hayes, and Tony DeAngelo have all also found themselves in the rumor mill.

Could the 29-year-old Canadian-born versatile forward find himself playing north of the border once again for the first time since his days in the OHL? Some people with inside information seem to think so as David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period noted that Laughton has been linked to the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Ottawa Senators. With the very good cap hit and all three teams either at the top of the standings or on their way and mindful of cap space, the Flyers' forward could fit in nicely with a cap hit of $3 million AAV for three more seasons.

Laughton has the ability to play center or the wing and has been doing so for a number of years with the Flyers. For a $3 million player, he has been a great asset and a value player. He's coming off of a career year in goals (18) and points (43) while playing a physical brand of hockey and logging a lot of ice time. He's great on the penalty kill and dangerous offensively while shorthanded as well. The Oilers, Maple Leafs, and Senators are all looking for a middle-six player who could play down the middle or on the wing and provide the numbers Laughton has put up. A player like him is hard to find, especially at the cap hit. This is why the Flyers have rejected trade offers of a first round pick for him to this point.

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