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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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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

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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

Scott Hartnell fired a team-high eight shots on goal in the Flyers' 2-0 loss to the Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Hartnell has produced pretty close to his career norms this season, filling the categories that help fantasy owners. He has 20 goals, 29 assists, 82 penalty minutes and 198 shots on goal, with a plus-11 rating. Sean Couturier, Mark Streit and Matt Read had two penalty minutes.
Apr 3 - 9:59 PM

Scott Hartnell had an assist in the Flyers' 3-2 loss to Los Angeles.

That extends Hartnell's point streak to four games. He has 19 goals, 47 points, and 74 penalty minutes in 67 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 25 - 10:44 AM

Scott Hartnell scored two goals for the Flyers in a 3-2 overtime defeat of Chicago Tuesday night.

Hartnell has now tallied 18 times on the year and has been a perfect complement to Claude Giroux, who loves to distribute the puck. For his part, Giroux picked up a goal and an assist for the Flyers in the victory.
Mar 19 - 12:28 AM

The Flyers were playing their best hockey of the season before the Olympic break, recording wins over Los Angeles, San Jose, Colorado, and Calgary.

"We have to pick up with that team mentality that we had," winger Scott Hartnell said. "When we slid, before that four-game winning streak, guys were trying to do too much - too cute and all that stuff. The last four games were everything deep [in the zone], everything in, and sacrifice for each other. I think we have to try to continue on that this week and get as many gamelike practices as we can." The Flyers' first five games after the break are against San Jose, the Rangers, Washington (twice), and Toronto. All those teams have playoff spots except the Capitals, but they are just one point behind the final wild-card spot.
Feb 22 - 10:56 AM

Scott Hartnell scored the winner in the Flyers 2-1 win over Calgary.

It was Hartnell's 15th goal of the season as the all-round winger now has 37 points and 50 penalty minutes in 55 games. Hartnell got off to a very slow start but has 28 points in his last 33 games after starting the season with only nine points in his first 22. He is a must start in traditional pools.
Feb 9 - 7:41 AM

Scott Hartnell's poor and injury riddled start to the season is a thing of the past, as he's really turned it up lately.

Hartnell has notched nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points in his past 31 games, to go along with a plentiful supply of penalty minutes (48 in 53 games this season) and power play points (16).
Feb 4 - 8:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5Michael Chaput
6Brian Gibbons
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Simon Hjalmarsson
6Sonny Milano
RW1Nathan Horton
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4Corey Tropp
5Jerry D'Amigo
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Tim Erixon
7Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney