It’s not every day that an NHL All-Star gets traded for an AHL defenseman, but that’s exactly what happened on Friday afternoon.
According to multiple reports, the Arizona Coyotes have acquired defenseman Jarred Tinordi from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for All-Star forward John Scott and Stefan Elliot.
Also going to Arizona in the deal is Stefan Fournier.
ARI-MTL trade call is in works. Tinordi to ARI and return expected to be John Scott and Stefan Elliott.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 15, 2016
In 11 games this season, Scott has recorded just one assist. Tinordi has played in just nine games total — three in the NHL, and six in the AHL. He has no points with the Canadiens, and two assists with the St. John’s Ice Caps. Elliot has scored six points (two goals, four assists) in 19 games with the Coyotes this season.
Though, according to Francois Gagnon, Elliot is being flipped to Nashville for defenseman Victor Bartley.
Jarred Tinordi quitte donc le #CH qui obtient john scott et stefan elliot qui lui s'en va à nashville en retour du (def) victor bartley
— Francois Gagnon (@GagnonFrancois) January 15, 2016
Obviously, the big name — both literally and figuratively — in this deal is Scott. For his career, Scott has five goals and six assists in 285 games. He was voted in by the fans as an All-Star participant in Nashville this year, finishing first among all players in votes.
The voting was obviously done as a joke by the fans, leading to a change in how the NHL will do All-Star voting going forward. However, Scott has welcomed the opportunity to play in the new three-on-three tournament.
Michael is a former Managing Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s covered the Buffalo Sabres, along with the NHL in general, for various outlets since 2009. His work has been featured on outlets such as Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports.