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John Scott | Winger | #28

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 260
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John Scott and his wife Danielle welcomed twin girls to the world on Friday.
Estelle Vera and Sofia Leland bring the Scott's up to four beautiful girls in their lives, as four-year-old Eva and two-year-old Gabriella we seen enjoying Nashville during the All-Star weekend. Click the link below for an aww-inspiring photo. Feb 5 - 8:55 PM

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The helmet worn by John Scott at Sunday's All-Star Game will be displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Scott captained the Pacific Division to a win in the game and scored two goals. He was chosen the most-valuable player in the tournament.
Feb 1 - 8:40 PM

John Scott has been named the NHL's first star of the week.

Scott captained the Pacific Division to victory at the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday with wins over the Central and Atlantic Divisions. He scored two goals against the Central in a 9-6 win and was named the MVP of the tournament.
Feb 1 - 12:13 PM

John Scott hopes that winning the All-Star game MVP will lead to him getting another shot in the NHL.

"I don't know if this changes anything. I believe I can play in the NHL. Maybe I opened a door." It's a great story, but Scott will remain a fourth line grinder who specializes in fighting. It doesn't look like he'll get an opportunity with Montreal.
Jan 31 - 9:11 PM

John Scott is your 2016 All-Star Game MVP.

Wow, what a story from zero to hero. From derision to a lifetime of memories. You know the story by now. Scott didn't score during the 1-0 final win over the Atlantic division, but he was hoisted by his teammates in celebration of their, and his, victory.
Jan 31 - 8:28 PM

John Scott proved his All-Star mettle by scoring two goals against the Central division.

Scott skated 5:18, sent three pucks on net and beat both Devan Dubnyk and Pekka Rinne in the 9-6 win. And boy howdy, did he have fun doing it. Find some highlights.
Jan 31 - 7:19 PM

There's a million reasons for the players in Sunday's All-Star Game to try to win.

The players are playing, among other reasons, for the grand prize of a $1M payout to the winning division. While Aaron Ekblad, Dylan Larkin, and Johnny Gaudreau are maxing out their Entry Level deals at a cool $925K, and John Gibson is only pulling in $721.6K this season (before jumping to $2.3M the next three seasons), John Scott is making bare minimum - $575K. The $90,909 each player from the winning squad will receives represents a 16% addition to one's earnings this season. By far the largest increase of any participating player. Still Scott isn't expecting much as he told Luke Fox of SportsNet, "Oh, gosh, no. It didn't even cross my mind. It's definitely not a factor." Imagine that, not being concerned over 90-large.
Source: Luke Fox
Jan 31 - 12:58 PM

John Scott had quite the ovation during Saturday's Hardest Shot competition.

He didn't beat Steven Stamkos, who topped out at 103.9 MPH (or the best shot not by Shea Weber), but Scott gave the crowd something to get on their feet for nevertheless. Scott launched a brilliant 95.9 MPH shot in his second attempt, and set everyone's heart a-flutter - including his daughter's in the gif below.
Jan 30 - 9:17 PM

John Scott is expecting to have some fun at the NHL All-Star festivities.

"It's nice to have that outside news go away and start focusing on having some fun and playing in the All-Star Game," Scott said. "It's nice, [the League has] been very welcoming. I sat down with [NHL Commissioner] Gary [Bettman] and we had a quick chat and he was good. He said, 'We are happy to have you here and we are going to have a good time and make the best of it.'" Scott will take part in the hardest shot competition in Saturday night's skills competition.
Jan 30 - 5:20 PM

John Scott wrote in The Players Tribune that an NHL representative tried to shame him by asking if his kids would be proud of him to be in the All-Star Game.

Scott wrote that was the final straw and that's when he decided he would participate in the game. "So when someone from the NHL calls me and says, 'Do you think this is something your kids would be proud of?'...That’s when they lost me.That was it, right there. That was the moment. Because, while I may not deserve to be an NHL All-Star, I know I deserve to be the judge of what my kids will — and won’t — be proud of me for." Good for Scott, who will play Sunday in the All-Star Game. The problem isn't Scott but the process.
Jan 30 - 6:57 AM

John Scott will take part in the AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot contest and the Discover NHL Shootout during the All-Star Skills Competition.

However Scott tried to place himself in more than just battle to topple Shea Weber, and the perennial display of creativity. In fact Scott told Greg Wyshysnki that he tried to put himself in all the contests, "I tried! I tried! But they’re kind of funny about me being in all the skills," he said. They're kind of funny about a lot of things there, but we can all agree that Scott knows what's up, "Buncha prima donnas here."
Jan 29 - 8:24 PM

Commissioner Gary Bettman insists that he has no problem with John Scott being at the All-Star Game.

Scott suggested in an article to The Players' Tribune that the NHL resisted the idea of him taking part in the event and urged him to discourage fans from voting for him. "He's more than welcome to be here," Bettman said on Friday. "We're happy he's here. The fans spoke, and we're happy to reflect their will." Scott also said that he talked to Bettman, who also made him feel welcome.
Jan 29 - 6:23 PM

The oddities surrounding John Scott's inclusion to the All-Star Game in Nashville just got another layer thick.

No one could be at fault for assuming Scott's All-Star jersey would signify that he represents the Arizona Coyotes and the Pacific Division, after all, that's who he was originally voted in to represent and captain. But instead, according to Renaud Levioe it appears he'll be wearing an otherwise nondescript "black jersey with the logo of the All-star game for the skills competition next week and not a team jersey." Here's hoping Scott charms the pants off everyone in Nashville, metaphorically of course.
Jan 21 - 9:08 PM

The NHL has announced that John Scott will still captain the Pacific Division at the All-Star Game.

He was still a member of the Arizona Coyotes when he was selected by the fans, but then he was traded Friday to the Montreal Canadiens of the Atlantic Division. The NHL has decided that it will maintain the status quo and not complicate the matter the further by ruling Scott ineligible to play in the event.
Jan 19 - 11:57 AM

Those John Scott Nashville-themed All-Star jerseys are expected to be super rare.

As Bob McKenzie put it, "At this point, even if Scott isn't deemed ineligible by NHL, he would almost certainly bow out of ASG on his own." Wow. Scott has been asked by both Arizona and the NHL to decline the vote as well, but instead wanted to go at the encouragement of his family. And, you know, because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity for him. Now it seems as though he'll either give in to peer pressure or have the opportunity stripped from him entirely one way or another. Considering some of the players who have previously played in All-Star games, John Scott's surely wouldn't be the worst nor most out of place in NHL history.
Jan 15 - 10:04 PM

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