Voted into the 2016 All-Star Game, fan-favorite John Scott doesn’t have an illustrious NHL career. The 6’8” defenseman is best known as an enforcer, with just five goals and 11 points in his 289 games. For awhile it was unclear if Scott would be allowed to play in the All-Star Game as he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens earlier this month and assigned to their AHL affiliate, the St. Johns Ice Caps. However, once he made it clear he wished to participate, the NHL announced Scott would be allowed to captain the Pacific Division.
Still, he took his captainly duties seriously, getting the Pacific Division on the board with this tip off a Brent Burns shot early in the All-Star Game.
The crowd, who has been cheering for Scott all weekend, roared and gave him a standing ovation.
Later, after former teammate Patrick Kane scored, John Scott “fought” the Central Division captain.
Kane and Scott both played on the Chicago Blackhawks during 2010-11 and part of the 2011-12 season before the big defender was traded to the New York Rangers.
Other scorers for the Pacific Division include Joe Pavelski, Johnny Gaudreau , Taylor Hall (2), and Daniel Sedin (2). At time of publishing, the Central Division currently trails 8-5, with James Neal (2), Tyler Seguin and Dustin Byfuglien having the other tallies for the team.
Earlier today the Atlantic Division defeated the Metropolitan Divison by a score of 4-3.
Scott promised to score “at least” 6 goals during the All-Star Game.