Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher continued his busy offseason on Friday by re-signing one of his remaining restricted free agents.
The team announced that it has re-signed forward Scott Laughton to a two-year contract that will pay him $2.3 million per season.
The contract runs through the end of the 2020-21 season, at which point Laughton will be eligible for unrestricted free agency.
He had filed for salary arbitration and was scheduled to have a hearing on July 30th. This signing allows both sides to avoid that.
Laughton, a first-round draft pick by the Flyers in 2012, has appeared in 272 games for the Flyers over the past six seasons, scoring 31 goals and 79 total points. The 2018-19 season was his best in the NHL to date, finishing with 12 goals and 32 points. While the raw box-score numbers were an improvement, his underlying numbers, including a dismal 44 percent Corsi mark, were nothing special and among the worst on the team. He figures to play on the team’s third-line this upcoming season.
They still have more than $12 million in salary cap space remaining.