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Scott Hartnell | Winger | #43

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (6) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Scott Hartnell has three seasons left on his contract, which could be warding off some trade partners for Columbus.
Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman believes the third year is worrying some teams, while Columbus' high asking price for the 34-year-old winger made it difficult to move Hartnell at the trade deadline. According to sources, Hartnell has agreed to waive his no-trade clause for several teams so something could be completed during the off-season. He posted 23 goals and 49 points in 79 games for the Blue Jackets during the 2015-16 campaign. Jun 11 - 2:21 PM

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Scott Hartnell ended his season with a four point game during Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago.

Hartnell picked up two goals and two assists, raising his totals to 23 goals and 49 points over 79 games. All things considered, not too shabby.
Apr 9 - 11:00 PM

Scott Hartnell will get back into the lineup on Wednesday at Toronto.

He was a healthy scratch on Monday in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers. Hartnell hasn't scored a goal since Mar. 4 and he has two assists in the last 13 matches.
Apr 6 - 2:28 PM

As you might suspect given that Scott Hartnell was a healthy scratch on Monday, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella hasn't been happy with his play as of late.

"Scotty hasn’t played well," Tortorella said. "We’re playing kids. I wanted to put (Jared) Boll in tonight. I thought we might need some toughness in the game, and Scotty … that’s the card that was drawn. He hasn’t played well, since the (trade) deadline. I’m not saying Scotty isn’t trying. He’s been a great guy in the room through a tough time, but we hasn’t played well. And so Scotty comes out. What happens the next game I don’t know." In other words this might not just be a one-game punishment. Hartnell has 21 goals and 45 points in 76 contests this season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him dealt over the summer.
Apr 5 - 9:23 AM

Scott Hartnell will be a healthy scratch Monday night.

He hasn't scored a goal in his last 13 games and he has contributed just two assists during that span.
Apr 4 - 10:54 AM

Scott Hartnell was a minus-three in the Blue Jackets’ 6-0 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

Hartnell also had two penalty minutes, a shot on goal and six hits. Seems like a poor game, right? The interesting note is that Hartnell was the Blue Jackets’ best possession player (58.06%).
Mar 5 - 9:57 PM

Although Columbus is reportedly willing to trade Scott Hartnell, it's unlikely that he will be moved before the deadline.

The fact that Hartnell is signed through the 2018-19 campaign is the sticking point. "Salary and term are difficult to move right now," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen explained. That might be out of a fear that the salary cap won't increase much for the second straight year. That concern might end up keeping defenseman Fedor Tyutin in Columbus as well.
Feb 29 - 8:48 AM

Scott Hartnell scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Florida Panthers.

Hartnell cut the Panthers' lead to 2-1 in the second period and he helped set up Brandon Saad's go-ahead goal in the third period. The Blue Jackets got the shootout winning goal from Brandon Dubinsky. Hartnell has 20 goals and 21 assists this season. There's a chance he'll be moved between now and Monday's trade deadline.
Feb 27 - 6:30 PM

Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 6-4 victory over Boston on Monday.

Hartnell's marker snapped a six-game goal scoring drought. He now has 19 goals and 39 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 23 - 8:48 AM

Scott Hartnell scored a goal in Columbus' 2-1 shootout win against Vancouver Thursday night.

That extended Hartnell's point streak to four games. Ryan Murray and Cam Atkinson assisted on Hartnell's goal.
Feb 5 - 10:44 AM

Scott Hartnell had an assist in a 5-1 loss to Edmonton Tuesday night.

Hartnell is on a three-game point streak. He has 17 goals and 35 points in 50 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 3 - 11:01 AM

Scott Hartnell will draw back into the Blue Jackets' lineup on Thursday.

Hartnell was a healthy scratch on Tuesday after taking some undisciplined penalties. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is naturally looking for Hartnell to correct that now that he's back. Hartnell has 31 points and 81 penalty minutes in 45 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 21 - 10:51 AM

Scott Hartnell will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against Washington.

"That decision isn't made lightly," coach John Tortorella said. "You've got to go through the process, and with Scotty, I've done that. It's been a lack of discipline and a number of different things. I'm not going to go public with everything, but it's been a number of things in the past couple of weeks." He wants to get Hartnell back to playing "under a team concept" and it doesn't sound like he will be out of the lineup for very long.
Jan 19 - 4:50 PM

Scott Hartnell apologized to his teammates for taking a bad penalty on Saturday.

Hartnell was slow to get off the ice following his shift because he was arguing with the Avalanche and that led to a too many men on the ice penalty. It didn't end up costing the Blue Jackets, but it also wasn't the first time he's taken an unnecessary penalty this season. "I owed them an apology," Hartnell said. "I'm a better player than some of the penalties I've taken the past few games, warranted (penalties) or not. I'm frustrated with myself, and I think everyone is (frustrated) with me. I know better." Hartnell has 81 penalty minutes this season, including four minors in his last five games. That doesn't count the too many men on the ice as it counts as a bench penalty.
Jan 19 - 9:09 AM

Scott Hartnell had an assist in a 4-2 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.

Hartnell is on a three-game point streak. He has 15 goals and 30 points in 40 games this season.
Jan 6 - 11:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Gregory Campbell
LW1Boone Jenner
2Scott Hartnell
3Matt Calvert
4Rene Bourque
5Brett Gallant
RW1Brandon Saad
2Nick Foligno
3Cam Atkinson
4David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Dalton Prout
6Zach Werenski
7Cody Goloubef
8Gabriel Carlsson
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Joonas Korpisalo