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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 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. Nov 5 - 10:38 AM

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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.
Oct 28 - 3:59 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.
Oct 22 - 8:51 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.
Sep 25 - 7:15 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.
Sep 23 - 10:36 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.
Jun 11 - 2:21 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.
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

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4William Karlsson
5Gregory Campbell
6Lukas Sedlak
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4Matt Calvert
RW1Cam Atkinson
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