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Scott Hartnell | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Scott Hartnell is looking forward to facing off against the Flyers in Philadelphia on Friday night.
"I'm a pretty emotional person, and to see the guys, and to be in that arena and not go in the home dressing room, and see the trainers and coaches and everyone that I love will be tough," Hartnell said Wednesday. "But obviously I've had this game on my calendar for a while . . . and I'm going to enjoy it." He has five goals and 14 points in 15 games with the Blue Jackets. Nov 13 - 2:58 PM

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Scott Hartnell potted two goals, but Columbus lost 7-4 to the Lightning on Saturday night.

After going five games without a goal, the pesky Hartnell has four goals in his last two. He’s been a solid all-around stat filler this season, with five goals, nine assists and 21 penalty minutes. Take the offense where you can get it ... it should only get better once the team gets healthier. Nick Foligno and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist in the loss. James Wisniewski recorded three assists, and Tim Erixon got two.
Nov 8 - 9:56 PM

Scott Hartnell scored two goals in Columbus’ 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina on Friday.

The goals were Hartnell’s second and third of the season. The 32-year-old hasn’t scored much this year, but he does 10 assists in 13 games. Columbus was up by a goal midway through the third period but let that slip away. The Blue Jackets have been hit hard by injuries, but Hartnell has continued to produce through it all. He should flirt with the 60-point mark if he stays healthy this year.
Nov 7 - 10:18 PM

Scott Hartnell was given credit for a powerplay goal Friday night in Anaheim when John Gibson accidentally batted Hartnell's rebound off of Hampus Lindholm and in.

Good on Hartnell for getting open in the slot and putting good carbon on it, though. And hey, a goal is a goal. Too bad it marks his first of the season. The veteran now has nine points to lead the Blue Jackets through seven games.
Oct 25 - 1:40 AM

Scott Hartnell had four assists in Columbus' 5-4 victory over San Jose.

Those four assists represented a career-high for Hartnell. He now has eight points and four penalty minutes in six games this season.
Oct 24 - 10:24 AM

Scott Hartnell made his Columbus Blue Jackets' debut on Thursday.

Hartnell had an assist and five hits in 17:54 minutes of ice time. The Blue Jackets acquired him over the summer from Philadelphia in exchange for R.J. Umberger and a 2014 fourth-round pick.
Oct 10 - 10:33 AM

Part of the reason Scott Hartnell was willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the Blue Jackets was the convincing of former player Jody Shelley.

Shelley now works in the Columbus front office and reportedly served as liaison for Hartnell, providing him information about the city of Columbus and the current make-up of the roster. The rough-and-tumble winger should continue to be a valuable asset in leagues where his combination of scoring and toughness are rewarded.
Aug 9 - 8:57 AM

Scott Hartnell is looking forward to playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

"Playing against the Blue Jackets last year, they were frustrating and hard to play against," Hartnell said. "You look at the age of all of these guys that are 19, 20, 21 years old, it's fair to say that they're going to be a good team for the next five to six years. That's something that I made clear before saying yes to the trade was that I want to win." Columbus has certainly come a long way in the last few years. When they acquired Jeff Carter from Philadelphia in the summer of 2011, the reception response was far colder. Hartnell had 52 points and 103 penalty minutes in 78 contests in 2013-14 and should put up similar numbers next season.
Jul 29 - 5:58 PM

Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalaine is thrilled to have Scott Hartnell in the fold.

"I'm excited," Kekalainen said. "We had a player who didn't want to be here anymore, and we were able to trade him for a player who makes us better in a lot of different ways, a guy who fits the very definition of how we think this club should play." The Blue Jackets landed Hartnell for a 2015 fourth-round pick and R.J. Umberger. He will likely line up alongside Brandon Dubinsky or Ryan Johansen next season.
Jun 24 - 3:08 PM

Scott Hartnell waived his no-trade clause after he was told by Flyers GM Ron Hextall that he was done in Philadelphia.

It sounds like Hartnell's not leaving on the best of terms. Philadelphia dealt him to Columbus on Monday in exchange for R.J. Umberger and a 2014 fourth-round pick. Hartnell was just one season into the six-year, $28.5 million contract he signed with the Flyers. For what it's worth, Hartnell added that he loved his time in Philadelphia.
Jun 23 - 5:13 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have traded Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a 2015 fourth-round pick and R.J. Umberger.

Hartnell is a fantastic player from a fantasy perspective. He is typically good for around 20 goals and 50 points while giving you 100-150 penalty minutes. He had a rough campaign in 2013 due in part to a broken foot, but for a physical forward, he's actually stayed remarkably healthy. We don't think the move to Columbus will significantly impact his fantasy value, given that the Blue Jackets are now a fairly competitive now.
Jun 23 - 12:21 PM

Scott Hartnell had an assist in a 5-2 win against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

That gives Hartnell three assists in six playoff games. He's searching for his first goal in Philadelphia's first round series.
Apr 30 - 10:17 AM

Scott Hartnell found himself off the first line for most of the third period.

Hartnell has been playing most of the season with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek but coach Craig Berube was not happy with the troika's play and flipped Brayden Schenn and Hartnell early in the third period. Hartnell was not happy with the move as he stated: "I thought we had jump. Everybody did." Hartnell was back on the line at the end of the game and was on the ice when Giroux scored his first of the playoffs. Berube could go in another direction on Tuesday in Game 6 so don't count on Hartnell necessarily being on the top line. Hartnell has only two assists in five playoff games this season.
Apr 28 - 9:57 AM

Scott Hartnell was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Monday for spearing Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore.

The incident occurred during the third period of Sunday's 6-5 shootout loss. The Flyers and Hartnell are lucky that he won't be suspended for the team's playoff opener on Thursday night against the Rangers.
Apr 14 - 4:35 PM

Scott Hartnell has not been happy with his line's play of late.

Hartnell is on the top line with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. "We haven't been as sharp as those games a few weeks ago when it seemed every shift we were on," Hartnell said. "Seems like when we haven't paid the price or played within the system. It's a bad penalty, or they get great chances and the momentum shifts. You can really tell when we have four lines going together in the system. Last couple games have not been that way." Hartnell was minus-two in a 5-2 loss to the Bruins Saturday and has 20 goals, 49 points and 82 penalty minutes with a plus-nine rating this season.
Apr 6 - 9:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5Brian Gibbons
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Boone Jenner
5Jack Skille
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Alexander Wennberg
3Jared Boll
4Corey Tropp
5Adam Cracknell
6Nathan Horton
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Kevin Connauton
7Tim Erixon
8Jordan Leopold
9Cody Goloubef
10Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney