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Scott Hartnell | Winger | #43

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (6) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Scott Hartnell scored twice during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
It's been a tough season for the veteran winger, but he's now up to 13 goals and 28 points in 45 games thus far. Jan 21 - 8:16 PM

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Scott Hartnell scored one goal and had an assist as the Columbus Blue Jackets lost 5-4 to the New York Rangers Saturday night.

Hartnell’s goal came at the 15:57 minute mark of the first. His assist came on Lukas Sedlak’s goal 3:00 minutes into the second. Hartnell has 24 points on the season, but he entered Saturday night’s contest with a four-game streak in which he failed to score a single point. Notably, the last time he scored was against the Bruins December 27th and he has one goal and one assist in that game as well.
Jan 8 - 2:55 AM

The fourth line of the Columbus Blue Jackets is currently better than most teams' second line.

The Blue Jackets are so deep that the fourth line of Sam Gagner, Scott Hartnell and Lukas Sedlak are scoring at a tremendous pace and Gagner and Hartnell are seeing plenty of ice time on the power play. Gagner has 14 goals and 28 points, while Hartnell has nine goals and 22 points. Both are plus-11 while Sedlak has three goals and nine points with a plus-eight rating. That is quite a line as only 140 players in the NHL have 20 points. less on average than five per team.
Jan 2 - 7:46 AM

Scott Hartnell netted a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

They got off to a great start in this one, as Columbus scored three goals in the first 9:39 of the game. The Bruins managed to fight back to make it 3-3 heading into the third frame, but Nick Foligno added the game-winner for the Jackets, who have now rattled off 13 consecutive wins. Hartnell opened the scoring in the game and added an assist on Seth Jones' goal just minutes later. He has nine goals and 13 assists this season.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:03:00 PM

Scott Hartnell scored three goals in a 7-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been the biggest surprise of the NHL this season, and they are accomplishing this by having consistent production from all of their lineup. The hat trick was the ninth of Hartnell's career, and it puts him up to eight goals on the year. The most impressive part of the hat trick is that he accomplished this feat with just over 10 minutes of action in the contest. Cam Atkinson, Brandan Saad, Boone Jenner, and William Karlsson also scored for the Blue Jackets in the big win.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 09:54:00 PM

Scott Hartnell has just six penalty minutes in 24 games this season.

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has been happy with the team's discipline in contrast to last season and Hartnell's severe drop in PIM is a reflection of that. But while Hartnell's far more disciplined play is good for Columbus, it has been a negative for fantasy owners in certain leagues. Hartnell has scored five goals and 15 points in 24 contests so he does have some value beyond his PIM generation, but that was traditionally a big part of his appeal to fantasy owners and now it might be a thing of the past.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 09:22:00 AM

Scott Hartnell scored two goals in a 10-0 victory versus Montreal Friday night.

Hartnell now has four goals and seven points in nine contests this season. He finished 2015-16 with 49 points and there's a good chance he'll do at least that well this season. The one sticking point is the fact that he's averaged just 12:57 minutes per game so far this season and unless that improves significantly, it's hard to get too excited about his hot start.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Scott Hartnell picked up his second goal of the season in a 3-1 Blue Jackets loss to San Jose on Thursdays.

Hartnell crashed the net hard to bury a rebound with 2:58 left in the third period to give the Jackets some hope but it turned out to be the only goal scored by his club on the night. The rugged winger was also credited with four hits and two blocked shots in over 13 minutes of ice-time. He has two goals and four points in six games now. He's a pretty consistent scorer in this league with 20 plus goals in five of the last six seasons. He's usually underrated in drafts.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 03:59:00 AM

Scott Hartnell registered an assist in a 3-2 win over Chicago Friday night.

Hartnell has two points in three games so far. That's not bad, but what hasn't been encouraging is his role thus far. He's averaged just 12:47 minutes per game, down from 15:35 in 2015-16.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 08:51:00 AM

Scott Hartnell started the pre-season off on the right foot with two goals and an assist in Columbus' 7-3 loss against St. Louis on Sunday.

Hartnell and Sam Gagner combined to generate all of the Jackets' offense, with the duo earning three points each. The 34-year-old managed 49 points last season and will look to prove he can still break 50 points as he ages.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 07:15:00 PM

Scott Hartnell has reactivated his no-movement clause.

Hartnell agreed to waive it two months ago, but with training camp underway he contacted Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen to inform him that he would no longer accept a trade. "I put it to rest with Jarmo," Hartnell said. "I said I'm coming back and I'm not having this over my head during training camp and the first month of the season. I have a no-move for a reason, and it's there for me now. (Kekalainen) had the opportunity and trade me and things didn't work out." Hartnell is playing through a six-year, $28.5 million deal that will expire in 2019. He had 23 goals, 49 points, and 112 penalty minutes in 79 contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:36:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 02:21:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 11:00:00 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.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 02:28:00 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.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 09:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
5Markus Hannikainen
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Sam Gagner
4Josh Anderson
5David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Scott Harrington
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo