CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Craig Laughlin received a great honor earlier this week. Laughlin’s alma mater, Clarkson University, announced that the Canadiens draft pick and former Capital was a part of its 2017 Hall of Fame class.
— ClarksonAthletics (@ClarksonUSports) July 13, 2017
Laughlin, who graduated in 1980, will be one of seven athletes inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 7.
Seven former Golden Knight athletic standouts and a generous benefactor will be inducted into the Clarkson University Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Clarkson will honor Brigitte Aldous ’90, Joe “Skip” Demerski ’67, Barry Fischer ’54, Vele Galovski ’82, Jerry Kieran ’92, Craig Laughlin ’80, Bill Little ’61 and Don Seale ’57. Ceremonies for the ninth induction class into the Clarkson Athletic Hall of Fame will take place on Saturday, October 7.
In a statement on Twitter, Locker said he was “honored and humbled” by the nomination.
I'm so honored and humbled to be apart of this prestigious group of Clarkson alum! Thank you everyone! https://t.co/kFK6TtI1JZ
— Craig Laughlin (@Laughlin18) July 20, 2017
During Laughlin’s four years with the (college) Golden Knights, he was well over a point-per game player, tallying 168 points in 127 games. Laughlin scored 65 goals during his four seasons in the NCAA, tallying 18 times as both a junior and senior.
Laughlin, a 1977 tenth-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens, would go on to play 549 games during nine seasons in the NHL, tallying a career-high 30 goals with the Capitals during the 1985-86 season. Laughlin is now the beloved color commentator of the Washington Capitals, entering his 27th season this fall.
And oh yeah, Laughlin also scored the game-winning goal during the Capitals Alumni Game.
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