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Flyers re-sign Bourdon, ink Laughton

Wednesday, 08.08.2012 / 3:53 PM / NHL Free Agency 2012

NHL.com

Marc-Andre Bourdon
Marc-Andre Bourdon
Defense - PHI
GOALS: 4 | ASST: 3 | PTS: 7
SOG: 45 | +/-: 4
The Philadelphia Flyers announced Wednesday they have re-signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a multiyear contract extension and have inked center Scott Laughton to an entry-level contract.

No financial terms were disclosed for either deal, but CSNPhilly.com said Bourdon's pact was for two years and $1.225 million, an average annual value of $612.500.

Laughton was Philadelphia's first-round pick (No. 20) in the 2012 NHL Draft. He spent the past two seasons with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, producing 33 goals and 76 points in 127 games.

"We really like Scott," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told the media at the draft in Pittsburgh. "I've seen him play a couple of times and he kind of reminds me a little bit of Mike Richards, a little bit of Adam Henrique; he's a good, solid, hard-nosed two-way player."

In 2011-12, Laughton had 53 points in 64 games, including 18 goals and 41 points during the final 39 games of the season. He ranked third on the team with 101 penalty minutes, adding two goals and five points in six playoff contests.

Bourdon, selected by the Flyers in the third round (No. 67) in 2008, played 45 games with the Flyers in his NHL debut last season, contributing four goals and three assists for seven points along with a plus-4 rating. He spent parts of the past three seasons with the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate in Adirondack, contributing four goals, 33 points and 168 PIM in 125 games.

Bourdon averaged 16:11 of ice time in 2011-12, a number that could increase this season with the departure of Matt Carle and injuries to Chris Pronger and Andrej Meszaros.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild