John Scott (ice hockey)

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John Scott
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Born (1982-09-26) September 26, 1982 (age 32)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight 260 lb (120 kg; 18 st 8 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Arizona Coyotes
Minnesota Wild
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
Buffalo Sabres
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

John Howard Scott (born September 26, 1982) is a Canadian hockey defenceman / winger who currently plays for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Scott previously played for the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and the Buffalo Sabres. He can play both wing and defense[dubious ]. Scott was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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 in a Shootout.[2]

On July 1, 2010, Scott left the Wild as a free agent and signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

In the second year of his contract in the 2011–12 season, Scott was dealt at the trade deadline to the New York Rangers for a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 on February 27, 2012.[3]

On July 1, 2012, Scott agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres.[4] 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. On December 27, 2013, Scott scored his second career goal vs Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier.

On July 2, 2014, Scott signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks.[5]

On October 28, 2014 against the Anaheim Ducks, Scott was subbed in via legal line change, and immediately began fighting Tim Jackman without attempting to play the puck,[6] though head coach Todd McLellan stated Scott had already been on the ice at the time, and the fight escalated into a line-brawl.[7] The next day, he was suspended for the next two games;[6] it was officially recorded as for "leaving the bench on a legal line change and starting an altercation".[8] According to the NHL's Department of Player Safety video, Scott said he left the bench with the desire to fight Jackman.[9]

On December 24, 2014, Scott was suspended 4 games as "punishment for punching an unsuspecting opponent and causing an injury" on December 22 according to the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety. The punch/hit with stick was, again, on Jackman.[10]

On July 10, 2015, Scott signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Chicago Freeze NAHL 53 4 8 12 240
2002–03 Michigan Tech WCHA 31 1 3 4 64
2003–04 Michigan Tech WCHA 35 1 3 4 100
2004–05 Michigan Tech WCHA 36 2 4 6 101
2005–06 Michigan Tech WCHA 24 3 2 5 82
2006–07 Houston Aeros AHL 65 1 5 6 107
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 64 3 0 3 184 5 0 0 0 13
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 20 0 1 1 21
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 44 2 2 4 111
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 51 1 1 2 90
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 40 0 1 1 72 4 0 0 0 22
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 29 0 1 1 48
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 5
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 0 0 0 69
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 1 0 1 125
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 38 3 1 4 87
NHL totals 274 5 5 10 517 4 0 0 0 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild signs D John Scott to a contract". Minnesota Wild. 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Jokinen gets shootout winner to help Hurricanes snap 14-game slide". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Rangers obtain Scott from Blackhawks". New York Rangers. February 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Sabres agreed to terms with Forward John Scott". Buffalo Sabres. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Scott, Fedun sign one-year contracts with Sharks". National Hockey League. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (October 27, 2014). "F John Scott suspended by NHL". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 
  7. ^ Pashelka, Curtis (October 26, 2014). "San Jose Sharks blast Ducks to halt losing streak". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 
  8. ^ "John Scott Suspended Two Games". National Hockey League. 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 
  9. ^ "John Scott learns lesson from Phil Kessel incident". Yahoo! Sports. 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 
  10. ^ "San Jose Sharks forward John Scott handed four-game suspension". National Hockey League. 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2014-12-24. 
  11. ^ Mahiban, Dhiren (July 10, 2015). "Beefing up: Coyotes ink John Scott". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 

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