Scott Pellerin

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Scott Pellerin
Born (1970-01-09) January 9, 1970 (age 44)
Shediac, NB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Played for New Jersey Devils
St. Louis Blues
Minnesota Wild
Carolina Hurricanes
Boston Bruins
Dallas Stars
Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft 47th overall, 1989
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1992–2004

Scott Jaque-Frederick Pellerin (born January 9, 1970 in Shediac, New Brunswick) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League between 1992 and 2004.

Scott played high school at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (a boarding school) in Wilcox, Saskatchewan where he played hockey for the Notre Dame "Hounds" under legendary coach Barry MacKenzie. In Scott's junior year (11 grade), his midget AAA hockey team took 2nd place in the 1987 Air Canada Cup (the national midget AAA finals). His high school hockey teamates included other future NHLers including Rod Brind'amour, Jeff Batters and Joby Messier. In 1988, Scott's senior year, he played for the "Hounds" junior AA team during its 1st season in the Saskatchewan Junior league (1st year ND Hounds ever had a Jr Team). That year, the Hounds won the Centennial Cup (the National Junior AA championship) behind goaltender Curtis Joseph.

He was drafted 47th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Hobey Baker Award as the best collegiate player in America in 1992 while playing for the University of Maine. He turned pro in 1992, joined the Devils organization and divided his time between the NHL and the AHL with the Utica Devils and then the Albany River Rats. Pellerin signed with the St. Louis Blues in 1996, where he played more ice time. His best season in the NHL came with the Blues in 1998–99 where in 80 games, he scored 20 goals and 41 points.

In 2000, Pellerin was claimed by the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft but was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for the rights of Askhat Rakhmatulin and two draft picks. He signed with the Boston Bruins in 2001 but after just one goal in 35 games, he was placed on waivers and eventually claimed by the Dallas Stars. In 2003, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Claude Lemieux and the rights to Guy Lanouette. Pellerin re-signed with St. Louis, but only managed two games for the team having been assigned to the AHL's Worcester IceCats. He retired in 2004.

In total, Pellerin played 536 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 72 goals and 126 assists for 198 points.

Pellerin is currently the head coach for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1988–89
All-Hockey East First Team 1991–92
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1991–92
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1992 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mario Thyer
Hockey East Rookie of the Year
(Shared With Rob Gaudreau)

1988–89
Succeeded by
Scott Cashman
Preceded by
David Emma
Hockey East Player of the Year
1991–92
Succeeded by
Paul Kariya
Preceded by
David Emma
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
1991–92
Succeeded by
Paul Kariya
Preceded by
Shawn McEachern
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player
1992
Succeeded by
Jim Montgomery
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sean O'Donnell
Minnesota Wild captain
November 2000
Succeeded by
Wes Walz