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John Scott | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 260
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John Scott drew an assist on Saturday.
It was the first assist for Scott in 120 NHL games as he now has five helpers in 246 career games. He does have a goal this season but he is definitely not known for his playmaking abilities, rather for his haymakers. Dec 7 - 6:47 AM

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The Sharks have made John Scott a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Florida.

Scott has been scratched in nine of the Sharks' last 10 games. He has one goal and 22 penalty minutes in six games this season.
Nov 20 - 10:47 PM

John Scott has been scratched aginst his former Sabres on Tuesday night.

Despite having played just six games this season, Scott is probably sitting because Buffalo lacks a face-puncher who'd waste his time. Tye McGinn and Scott Hannan will also see the pine as Matt Nieto and Matt Irwin tag in, Coach MacLellan did not specify why he made the lineup changes. Nieto has as many points (six) as the other three combined.
Nov 18 - 7:45 PM

John Scott has finished serving his two-game suspension.

Scott was punished for leaving the bench and promptly fighting Tim Jackman. He had a minus-two rating in 12:28 minutes of ice time in his return on Tuesday.
Nov 12 - 2:01 AM

John Scott didn't agree with his suspension.

Scott will have to sit out two games after leaving the bench and promptly fighting Tim Jackman. "It"s one of those things where he jumped me in the first and didn't give me a chance, so I was kind of just returning the favor," Scott said. "I asked him to fight. The situations were eerily similar, so that’s what leaves me scratching my head." Scott finished the game with 22 penalty minutes. He'll be eligible to return on Nov. 1.
Oct 28 - 6:44 PM

John Scott has been suspended for two games for leaving the bench on a legal line change to start an altercation with Anaheim's Tim Jackman.

He received a minor penalty for instigating, a major for fighting and a game misconduct on the play. Scott will forfeit $17,073.18 during his suspension. He'll be eligible to return on Nov. 1 against the New York Islanders.
Oct 27 - 6:32 PM

John Scott will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL on Monday afternoon.

He left the players' bench on a legal line change to start an altercation. The incident occurred in Sunday's game versus Anaheim.
Oct 27 - 1:55 PM

John Scott might be in trouble after getting a penalty for leaving the bench and promptly getting into a fight during Sunday's game.

The NHL Player Safety Department is reviewing the incident and might decide to suspend Scott for his actions. After getting no penalty minutes in his first four games of the season, Scott got 22 on Sunday.
Oct 27 - 9:46 AM

The San Jose Sharks injected defenseman John Scott back into their lineup against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

As a former Sabre, Scott could very well "renew pleasantries" with a former teammate via a fight. His main benefit is PIM, so this is a solid situation for him to contribute.
Oct 25 - 4:09 PM

John Scott served as a defenseman during Friday's practice.

Scott might end up playing in that role on Saturday. He's been a defenseman before, so it wouldn't be too surprising if the Sharks decide to go that route.
Oct 24 - 2:04 PM

John Scott scored a goal in his Sharks debut on Tuesday.

It was just Scott's third goal in 237 career games. We wouldn't count on him getting another goal in 2014-15. He's not even a safe bet to finish the season with a second point.
Oct 15 - 6:15 AM

John Scott nearly got into a fight with fellow Sharks heavyweight Taylor Doherty during a scrimmage.

Scott was responding to what he felt was a questionable hit from Doherty on one of Scott's linemates, Eriah Hayes. "I thought it was a really good moment for our team," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "Taylor finished a teammate really hard, John stepped in and he let everybody know what his job was, and Taylor responded well. We didn't need to wound or injure anybody." Scott only had one goal and no assists last season. He's about as pure an enforcer as you'll find in the NHL.
Sep 22 - 9:22 AM

There's a feeling around Sharks training camp that enforcer John Scott may make an impact with his new team this season.

General manager Doug Wilson brought in the 6'8" behemoth to serve as the team's unofficial security guard and has been comparing his arrival to that of Scott Parker to the 2003-04 season, one in which the team reached the Western Conference Finals. Counting on enforcers in rotisserie leagues is always a tricky endeavor since their ice time is not guaranteed, but Scott can certainly rack up time in the sin bin when he's active.
Sep 16 - 8:18 PM

John Scott has signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Scott had 128 penalty minutes and shockingly a goal in 56 games with the Buffalo Sabres in 2013-14. He's a fourth line enforcer and isn't expected to ever evolve beyond that role.
Jul 2 - 4:15 PM

John Scott will probably play Friday night despite a previous projection that he would be scratched.

With Steve Ott being held out of the game, the Sabres were forced to make adjustments. If Ott ends up being traded, and the fact that he's a late scratch is a strong indication that the Sabres are engaged in serious talks involving him, then Scott will probably play more regularly to help fill the void.
Feb 28 - 6:41 PM

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