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Scott Hartnell | Winger | #43

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (6) / NAS
Contract: view contract details
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Look for Scott Hartnell to get plenty of power-play ice time in Nashville this upcoming season.
He will provide a net presence the Preds have lacked since the departure of Patric Hornqvist. Hartnell will likely line up on the Predators' third line, although with the loss of James Neal and Colin Wilson, a second-line job is a possibility. We believe the 35-year-old Hartnell still has something left in the tank, and with good health, can register 50 points. Jul 2 - 12:13 PM

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The Predators have signed Scott Hartnell to a one-year, $1 million contract.

This is an interesting signing as Hartnell has seen his NHL and fantasy stock fall over the last few seasons in Columbus. That said, we suspect the gritty forward still has some gas left in the tank and he could surprise in Nashville. Hartnell played for the Preds from 2000-2007 and going back to a familiar place could be helpful to him in trying to resurrect his career. We wouldn't be surprised if he significantly bettered the 37 points in 78 games he registered in 2016-17 making him a nice bargain signing.
Jul 1 - 2:06 PM

Scott Hartnell appears to be leaving Columbus on about as good terms as possible given that the last two seasons of his contract have been bought out.

"I think it was mutually beneficial for us to part ways," Hartnell said. "They’re going in a different way, they’re going younger, and they have some young studs coming up. They wanted to go that direction. I can’t say a bad thing about Columbus. It’s probably a city I’ll come back to after hockey. It’s such good living. People are great. I made some really good friends outside of hockey, too." The 35-year-old forward plans to test the UFA market when it opens on July 1. He can still provide a mixture of grit and skill and should be able to attract interest from other NHL clubs.
Jun 30 - 4:17 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets decided to buyout Scott Hartnell's contract.

Hartnell had two seasons left on his six-year, $28.5 million contract. He had 13 goals, 37 points, and 63 penalty minutes in 78 contests in 2016-17 despite seeing his ice time reduced to a mere 12:04 minutes per contest. "On behalf of our organization, I want to thank Scott for his contributions to the Blue Jackets over the past three seasons and wish him well in the future," said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. "Moves like this are never easy, but with our current organizational depth at the position it is something we believe is in the best interest of our club moving forward." The 35-year-old should be able to secure another NHL contract with a new club.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 29 - 2:08 PM

Scott Hartnell reportedly hasn't been told of any plans to buy out his contract.

Columbus didn't ask Hartnell to waive his no-movement clause either, so it looks like the Blue Jackets are comfortable using a spot on their protected list on Hartnell. That might be a sign that Columbus and Vegas has already worked out a trade that would guarantee that the Golden Knights are taking a specific player in exchange for some compensation.
Jun 15 - 4:31 PM

Columbus did not ask Scott Hartnell to waive his no-movement clause.

The Blue Jackets may have a deal worked out with the Vegas Golden Knights to keep Josh Anderson from being selected in the expansion draft, but that is unclear at this time. Hartnell still has two more seasons left on his contract at $4.75 million per year.
Jun 12 - 6:10 PM

Although it seemed like the Blue Jackets would be putting the full court press on Scott Hartnell to waive the no-movement clause in his contract, that may not be the case.

Rumor has it that the Jackets have made a side deal with the Vegas Golden Knights that will allow them to protect the players they want to keep most in the upcoming expansion draft without having to move Hartnell. The player Vegas seems to be most interested in and the Jackets want to shield is Josh Anderson. Stay tuned to see if a deal between the clubs is made or whether Hartnell is asked to waive his no-trade provision.
Jun 11 - 10:30 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets are hoping that veteran Scott Hartnell waives his no-movement clause.

The Blue Jackets want to protect Josh Anderson from the expansion draft and may not be able to do so if Hartnell does not waive his rights. It is unlikely the Vegas Golden Knights would be interested in the 35-year-old but they do need to be within 60 percent of the salary floor after the draft and picking up Hartnell would help that cause. Stay tuned as Hartnell would love to stay in Columbus and chase a Stanley Cup ring. He had only 13 goals and 37 points this season, well down from the 23 goal, 49 point effort of the 2015-16 season.
May 7 - 7:47 AM

In a late lineup change, Scott Hartnell will replace the injured Nick Foligno (lower body) for Thursday night's Game 5 against the Penguins.

Hartnell is still searching for his first points of the series through three games played. He has 19 goals and 47 points in 98 career playoff games.
Apr 20 - 7:01 PM

Coach John Tortorella has noted that he will not make any lineup changes for Game 5 on Thursday against Pittsburgh.

Which means that Scott Hartnell will remain a healthy scratch along with Lauri Korpikoski, Scott Harrington, Markus Hannikainen and the rest of Columbus' Black Aces.

Scott Hartnell will be a healthy scratch Tuesday in Game 4 against Pittsburgh.

Hartnell will have to watch as Columbus attempts to avoid a first-round sweep. He hasn't recorded a point in the series, but it's still a bit surprising that he is scratched and on his 35th birthday, no less.
Apr 18 - 2:18 PM

Scott Hartnell will be rested in Sunday's finale against Toronto.

His regular season closes with 13 goals and 37 points through 78 games with 63 PIMs and 94 hits. It's his second straight season of diminishing returns as he had 49 points in 2015-16, which was down from 60 points in 2014-15.
Apr 9 - 3:20 PM

Scott Hartnell collected an assist during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

Hartnell has 24 assists and 37 points in 78 games. It's his second straight season of diminishing returns as he had 49 points in 2015-16, which was down from 60 points in 2014-15.
Apr 8 - 4:50 PM

Scott Hartnell will return to action on Thursday against the Capitals.

He'll take over for the injured Oliver Bjorkstrand. Hartnell is expected to skate to the left of Sam Gagner and Cam Atkinson on the team's third line. Through 69 games this season the veteran winger has posted 13 goals and 34 points along with 59 PIMs and 71 hits.
Mar 23 - 5:52 PM

Scott Hartnell will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.

"I need to look at different lineups," said coach John Tortorella. Hartnell hasn't scored a goal since Jan. 21 and he has four helpers in the last 20 matches.
Mar 22 - 4:57 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Nick Bonino
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Colton Sissons
5Frederick Gaudreau
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
5Vladislav Kamenev
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Pontus Aberg
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Alexei Emelin
6Matt Irwin
7Yannick Weber
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros