John Scott to Captain Pacific Division Team at 2016 NHL All-Star Game

January 19th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

After much speculation regarding John Scott's NHL All-Star status, it was announced Tuesday the unlikely selection will captain the Pacific Division's team Jan. 31 in Nashville.

Scott was voted into the game thanks to an Internet campaign, but his spot was put in jeopardy after the Arizona Coyotes traded him to the Montreal Canadiens, who subsequently sent him down to the AHL.

According to, however, he will assume the position he was voted into despite the deal.

Per the NHL press release, the 33-year-old veteran is thrilled to have the opportunity to compete with and against the league's best players: "I am looking forward to enjoying a fun and unique experience at All-Star Weekend in Nashville with my family," Scott said. "While being voted to the All-Star Game by the fans was not something I expected to happen, I am excited to participate in the All-Star events with my fellow players."

Scott is an eight-year NHL veteran who has recorded just five goals and six assists over the course of his career. The 6'8" pugilist is best known for his fighting acumen, but that didn't stop fans from voting ...

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