|Born:||Sept. 26, 1982||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Hometown:||Edmonton, AB, CAN||Position:||LW|
|Known For:||Voted into All-Star Game||Shoots/Catches:||Left|
John Howard Scott (born September 26, 1982) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman/winger. A professional player for nearly 10 seasons, Scott saw National Hockey League action with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes, and Montreal Canadiens. Scott was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. He graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2006.
Scott gained prominence in January 2016 when, after an online campaign, he was named captain of the Pacific Division team for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, despite only having scored five goals in his career, and only one assist in his time with the Coyotes. Despite a trade to the Montreal Canadiens, and subsequently being sent down to the St. John’s IceCaps, then the Canadiens’ American Hockey League affiliate, the NHL confirmed on January 19, 2016, that Scott would participate in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game as the captain of the Pacific Division. Scott scored two goals in the tournament that helped his team advance to the finals where they were winners by a score of 1–0, and was voted the Most Valuable Player.
A film based on Scott’s final professional season and the events surrounding his All-Star appearance is currently in development.
John Scott Statistics
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- NHL All-Star Game (”C”) 2015-2016
- NHL All-Star Game MVP 2015-2016