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Flyers sign Bourdon, first-rounder Laughton to multi-year deals

Aug 8, 2012, 3:41 PM EST

Scott Laughton

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed a pair of youngsters to multi-year deals — defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon and 2012 first-round selection Scott Laughton.

According to CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio, Bourdon’s deal is two years, $1.225 million (average annual value of $612,500.) Laughton’s is a three-year entry-level contract worth $925,000 per season with a performance bonus of $212,500.

Bourdon, 22, appeared in 45 games for the Flyers last season, his first in the NHL. He tallied 4G-3A-7PTS while averaging over 16 minutes a night, playing in one postseason contest.

The 6-foot, 225-pound rearguard’s signing coincides with yesterday’s news that Andrej Meszaros would be out indefinitely with a torn Achilles tendon. In speaking about how the Flyers defense planned to compensate for the loss, GM Paul Holmgren identified Bourdon as one of the “young kids that we like.”

Laughton, 18, was taken 20th overall at the draft after a standout season with OHL Oshawa where he posted 21G-32A-53PTS in 64 games…with 101 penalty minutes.

He was a key contributor for Team Canada at the 2012 World U18s, scoring seven points in seven games en route to a bronze medal.

Laughton also caught the eye of Philly’s director of player development, Ian Laperriere, during July’s prospect camp. The physical forward threw several hits and won a big fight.

“He knows what people like here, he knows what the Flyers are all about,” Laperriere said of Laughton. “He just went in there. For me, it stood out big time.”

  1. mclovinhockey - Aug 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    hope they pan out…. MAB is a decent depth guy
    really was hoping to draft Subban though.

    • sheckyrimshot - Aug 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      please don’t call him MAB

      • phillyphever - Aug 8, 2012 at 4:36 PM

        MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB, MAB.

        Sorry, had to do it. You left the door open for this.

      • sheckyrimshot - Aug 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

        alright fine call him MAB. set up our prospective lumberjack d-man for utter failure by giving him a terrible nickname that echos the nickname of a certain babyface wenus goaltender who gets his hockey jock custom made by hanes her way to protect his mangina. shame on you all. what happened to THE HAMMER and THE HOUND and MOOSE and THE RAT and THE LEGION OF DOOM and RON HEXTALL. we have a franchise rich some of the best nicknames in hockey…..

        and you’re gonna call him MAB….

        i for one wont have any part of it. i’m gonna call him Beastmaster St. Thrashbeard.

      • phillyphever - Aug 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

        That makes no sense. First of all, MAB isn’t gonna get paid like that stiff in Pittsburgh. Second, it’s just a nickname. It doesn’t have any effect on a person’s play. Third, MAB hasn’t said anything about not being called MAB. So please, shut up.

      • cleverbob - Aug 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

        I didn’t realize Ron Hextall was a nickname.

    • mclovinhockey - Aug 8, 2012 at 5:03 PM

      also hearing MAB will get 612.500 a year for 2 years…

  2. broadstbully33 - Aug 8, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    MAB

  3. biasedhomer - Aug 8, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    MAB

  4. happybirthdaythickloins - Aug 8, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    typical classless trashadelphians… SCA

  5. chubbedjox - Aug 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    SCA

  6. happybirthdaythickloins - Aug 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    hey rimjob, you should probably start calling him MAB. maybe it wont be 38 years since ur classless team won something. MAF OWNS YOU. SCA STRONG SOUPER FI

    • sheckyrimshot - Aug 8, 2012 at 8:40 PM

      since you’re so obsessed with penguin genitals i got a good user name you can use for fleury.

      TwoSkittlesAndAHalfPackOfMentos

  7. chubbedjox - Aug 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Hey sh!ttyrimjob, whats up with u being all obsessed with Fleurys package ya sicko? Get ur mind out of the filly gutter.

    • sheckyrimshot - Aug 8, 2012 at 10:40 PM

      i find microbiology fascinating

  8. cosmoandmelovepens - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    hey rimjob what is it like?

  9. dkphilly1122 - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    More like the Flyers own MAF…….he’s a choke artist when it matters. Kinda like you’re choking on his manhood as I type this. SCA Sucks, when you gonna realize it isn’t 2009 anymore?? 75, 09…….what about NOW?? The Flyers are the better team right now, we’ll continue to own the Pens at there home arena, or the Flyers home away from home. Get off the Flyers manhood while you’re at it. For someone who says he hates the Flyers, you love reading Flyer related articles and comment below them. Were you a breast feed baby?? Cause that could explain a lot.

  10. icdogg - Aug 9, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    MAB… is that still a brand of paint?

  11. happybirthdaythickloins - Aug 9, 2012 at 6:04 AM

    trashadelphia will never win a stanley cup as long as you live so u better get use to it brah lol your teambis pathetic in the playoffs brah you cant EVER win big games. claudette the crybaby will never be the leader u want him to b like soup can sid. keep on dreaming on how u wish ur trashy classless team is winners like the gamechanging franchise. STAY JEALOUS

  12. phillyphan83 - Aug 9, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    you hear that guys??? we have to keep being jealous of the team whose season we ended. Makes alot of sense.

  13. happybirthdaythickloins - Aug 9, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    i guess beating the franchise is the closest thing you losers have to feeling any kind of cup joy. its actually pretty sad and the city of champions feel bad for you. you beat us then got DESTROYED the next round when claudette the crybaby didnt get a single point. lol best player in the league hhahahaha soup can laughs at that. keep on dreaming you franchise wannabes. whats first pro crosby talk, cows flying or flygirls winning a cup? i think we all know the answer. STAY JEALOUS. SCA

  14. chubbedjox - Aug 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Garret Reid killed himself because his dad is a grande. The stench of his rotting body wasnt discovered for hours because thats how Filly thinks fresh air smells.
    The City of Champions has spoken!

    • sheckyrimshot - Aug 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      pfft. they were in lehigh valley moron.

  15. happybirthdaythickloins - Aug 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    he spent too much of his life in the ugliest most trashiest and polluted cities of all time brah.

  16. greenkeeper15 - Aug 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

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    Well lets look at the facts according to the american lung foundation Pittsburgh is the third most polluted city in air quality in america, philly 21st. Congrats you guys win, you also own the third most polluted river in america so you win again. Wow amazing guys with such clever nicknames can’t do a wee bit of research but I guess thats what happens when you really live in a polluted city!!!! Also claudette as you like to call him put soup can on his ass with no response. Also to the classless scum that refrenced a dead man well no comment and watch out for your mothers because big ben is back in town

  17. happybirthdaythickloins - Aug 9, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    green keeper, you made my day brah. hahahahahhahahaa we made you waste precious time that you could have spent leveling up on world of warcraft. thank you for making the armys day brah. SALUTE TO YOU!! HAHAHAHAHAH LOSER!!!

  18. chubbedjox - Aug 9, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Wow greenkeeper, u are by far the biggest waste-of-time Filly loser on NBC Sports Talk. If ur such a genious u wuld realize that its poinless trying to throw mindnumbing “facts” at the SCA. We laugh in ur bloated face!! Hahahaaaaa

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