Flyers’ Laughton nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

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Flyers' Scott Laughton
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 31: Philadelphia Flyers Center Scott Laughton (21) skates in warm ups before an NHL game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Los Angeles Kings on December 31, 2022, at the Arena in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Rob Curtis/Icon Sportswire)
(Photo by Rob Curtis/Icon Sportswire)

Scott Laughton is having himself quite an offseason.

He already represents the Philadelphia Flyers on Team Canada at the 2023 IIHF World Championships. Laughton wears the ‘A’ on that sweater, too.

Additionally, Laughton is the 2022-2023 Flyers’ nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for the third season in a row. To be nominated for that trophy, a player must exemplify leadership qualities on and off the ice and make a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to the community. Each NHL team has a nominee.

Off of the ice, Laughton credits his wife, Chloe, for helping him give back to Philadelphia. Guests at their wedding made charity donations instead of gifts. He is the voice of various organizations, recruiting the roster into the Flyers’ first Player Community Match program; pairing a player with a local community or charitable organization.

“The nomination is something that means a lot to me, and I’m very grateful because Philadelphia has given me so much, and I want to always give back. Giving back, being a part of this community, and to be a voice for various groups and organizations, I take great pride in it, and I believe is part of our responsibility.”

Scott Laughton; 5/9/2023

Laughton is a proud ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ and ‘You Can Play’ ambassador, in addition to continuing his pursuit of inclusivity through Flyers Pride LGBTQ+ initiatives. In Canada, he is an official ambassador of the Alphabet Sports Collective. His charitable involvement includes the Ronald McDonald House and the Guest Chef Program.

On the ice, Laughton was the only player appointed a letter of leadership under John Tortorella. Earning the ‘A’ with Team Canada, as he did with the Flyers in 2022-2023, further establishes his locker room leadership capabilities.

Flyers' Scott Laughton
Philadelphia Flyers Scott Laughton, left, celebrates his goal with Rasmus Ristolainen during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

“I was really happy with how Scott played this season and how he emerged as a leader in the locker room, both on and off the ice, especially leading the way for our younger group of guys.”

Daniel Briere; 5/9/2023

A decade ago, Laughton was the 20th overall selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He spent every season in Philadelphia. Ten years into his career, Laughton had the best season of his career, scoring 43 points (18G, 25A). He set new highs in just about every offensive metric, especially on special teams.

Some of the criteria that will be measured by Gary Bettman, Bill Daly, and the selection committee include:

  • Positive Impact on the Community
  • Investment of Time and Resources
  • Commitment to a Cause or Community
  • Commitment to the NHL’s Community Initiatives
  • Creativity of Programming
  • Use of Influence, Engagement of Others

Later this month, three finalists will be revealed. The winner will be announced at the 2023 NHL Awards in Nashville, TN on June 26th.

(Photo by Rob Curtis/Icon Sportswire)