Found July 17, 2012 on
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Philadelphia Flyers forward prospect Tye McGinn struggled to rise to his skates, a victim of a vicious open ice hit by Chris Williams, a burly camp invite looking to impress the organization with his aggressiveness and physicality.
2012 1st round pick Scott Laughton would not allow the hit to go unpunished.
“There was a big hit and I wanted to back him up. I just wanted to be there [for McGinn].”
Conceding over thirty pounds to his foe, Laughton quickly engaged the defenseman. The ensuing fight was entertaining yet brief, concluding with the 18-year old Laughton towering over the older, bigger, and newly defeated Williams.
“[Laughton] knows what the Flyers are all about,” Ian Laperriere said following Sunday’s scrimmage, as he raved about Laughton and his willingness to defend a teammate at such a young age.
But the newly-drafted forward did not merely impress with his fists during the prospect scrimmages in Voor...
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