John Scott (ice hockey)
September 26, 1982 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight||270 lb (120 kg; 19 st 4 lb)|
|Position||Defence / Winger|
New York Rangers
John Howard Scott (born September 26, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman / winger who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). Scott previously played for the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, and most recently the New York Rangers. He can play both wing and defense. Scott was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Undrafted, Scott committed to a four-year collegiate hockey career with Michigan Tech in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. As an enforcing physical defenseman, Scott recorded just 19 points with 347 penalty minutes in his time with the Huskies.
A free agent, Scott joined the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. During his first professional season in 2006–07 he was signed by the Minnesota Wild to an entry-level contract. In the 2009–10 season Scott scored his first NHL goal on November 15, 2009, against Michael Leighton of the Carolina Hurricanes in a 5-4 loss.
On July 1, 2010, Scott left the Wild as a free agent and signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
On July 1, 2012, Scott agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. On May 20, 2013, the Sabres re-signed Scott to a one-year contract extension worth $750,000.
On October 31, 2013, Scott was suspended 7 games for an illegal check to the head of the Bruins' Loui Eriksson a week prior.
|2011–12||New York Rangers||NHL||6||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Rangers obtain Scott from Blackhawks". New York Rangers. February 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- "Sabres agreed to terms with Forward John Scott". Buffalo Sabres. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01.