Philadelphia Flyers Sign Marc-Andre Bourdon, Scott Laughton to Contracts

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By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED)

Update: The numbers for Scott Laughton’s contract have been released per CapGeek: It’s a three-year ELC worth $1,137,600 per season (including bonuses)

Specifics from a Tyler Altemose tweet: ‘Scott Laughton’s contract has been added on @capgeek. 3 years, $1,137,500 AAV in NHL ($925K S; $212.5K PB; $92.5K SB); $70K in AHL. #Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a multi-year contract extension and have signed center Scott Laughton to an entry-level contract, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren.

It makes contract No. 50 and 51 in Philadelphia but along with Laughton, both Nick Cousins and Derek Mathers have contracts that can slide if those players don’t play 10 games.

It’s possible Laughton gets a long look at training camp from the Flyers brass for a spot in the Flyers line-up come fall.

The maximum a rookie can get per season is $925,000 but that can increase with contract bonuses.

According to Tim Panaccio, Bourdon’s deal is two years with an average cap-hit of $612,500.

Bourdon, 22 (9-17-89), was selected by the Flyers in the third round (67th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  He made his NHL debut with the Flyers in 2011-12 and went on to play in 45 games, contributing four goals and three assists for seven points along with a plus-4 rating.

Bourdon has spent parts of the past three seasons with the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, where he had four goals and 29 assists for 33 points, along with 168 PIM, over the course of 125 games.

Laughton, 18 (5-30-94), was the Flyers’ first-round selection (20th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  He has played the past two seasons for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, where he scored 33 goals and added 43 assists for 76 points in 127 games.  In 2011-12, Laughton had 53 points over 64 games, but scored 41 of those points (18G, 23A) over the final 39 games of the season.

He ranked third on the team with 101 PIM and also added five points (2G-3A) in six games during the OHL Playoffs.

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