My name is Dan Fremuth and in addition to being a featured columnist for the Bleacher Report, I am a professional sports broadcaster. I began broadcasting in 2004 with the Billings Bulls of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and have since worked for the Amarillo Gorillas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) and Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL). I graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. As a native of the Philadelphia area, I am a lifetime supporter of the Flyers, Phillies and Eagles.
Laughton was never "demoted" to the Phantoms. he started with the Flyers then was sent back to his juniors team rather than burn up a year of his entry level contract. All reports were glowing about his all season and once his juniors season ended, he was assigned to the Phantoms.