NHL All-Star Game MVP 2016: Key Stats, Twitter Reaction and More for John Scott

January 31st, 2016 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

John Scott isn't on an active NHL roster, yet he earned NHL All-Star Game MVP honors Sunday after fans voted him into the annual event featuring hockey's best.

Scott scored two goals in the Pacific's first game of the three-on-three All-Star tournament and captained the division to a 1-0 win over the Atlantic in the championship game.

On Jan. 15, the Arizona Coyotes traded Scott to the Montreal Canadiens, who immediately demoted him to the club’s AHL affiliate, bringing his All-Star eligibility into question.

He has only one point this season, an assist, and hasn’t played in an NHL game since Dec. 31. 

Yet he found his way into the game via fan vote and brought the Nashville crowd to its feet, riding off on his teammates' shoulders while grinning ear to ear. NHL on NBC captured the moment:

Scott—who has just five goals in 285 career games—tipped in the Pacific’s first score 47 seconds into the second game on a pass from former teammate and current San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns. 

He notched his second agains ...

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