Scott Laughton of the Philadelphia Flyers
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Philadelphia Flyers Put Veteran Centre on the Trade Block

Published February 1, 2024 at 3:08 PM
Centres will be a prized possession as we get closer to the trade deadline. Analysts say there are very few available, and it's one of the reasons Sean Monahan of the Montreal Canadiens is expected to fetch a high price. Now comes word that another centre has hit the market.

According to TSN Insider Darren Dreger, Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Danny Briere has decided to start gauging interest in veteran centre Scott Laughton, even though he'd rather keep him. The prospect of what he might get in return is the driving factor.

"The Center market is relatively thin. Hence, the @NHLFlyers are taking calls on Scott Laughton. They're not eager to trade him but Danny Briere is gauging the interest." - Darren Dreger

Laughton, 29, has spent his entire NHL career with the Flyers since being drafted 20th overall by the team in 2012. He's played 569 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 87 goals and 219 points.

Laughton has another two years left on his current contract after this season, with an annual cap hit of $3 million. He won't be pegged as a number one or two centre for a team, but he can certainly provide depth and some added grit to a potential Stanley Cup contender. Laughton has played 50 games so far in 2023-24, scoring 5 goals and 15 assists for 20 points.

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Philadelphia Flyers Put Veteran Centre on the Trade Block

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