John Scott RUMORS & NEWS

  • John Scott wants to form World Cup team with Phil Kessel, other snubs

    The Score "Call them the people's champions. Following Friday's World Cup roster announcements, NHL All-Star MVP John Scott took to Instagram to address the exclusion of Phil Kessel from Team USA. Scott's proposal, framed around a grainy photo of an infamous preseason stick-swinging incident back in..." May 29

  • Report: John Scott approached about analyst role at TSN

    Awful Announcing "John Scott’s career may be over, but it appears he might not be walking away from the game for good. Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports the 33-year-old has been approached by TSN to become an analyst. “A few months ago, Scott was convinced he would need his Michigan Tech engineering degree..." April 19

  • That’s right, John Scott is back in the NHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this year, when asked if John Scott could join the team at some point, Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said “you never know”. Now, we know. The Canadiens officially recalled Scott from the AHL on Sunday. Scott was named the 2016 All-Star game MVP despite many around the league not..." April 03

  • John Scott's NHL All-Star Game saga will be made into a movie

    SB Nation "The improbable story of John Scott's ascension to the NHL All-Star Game has reportedly already netted a movie deal. According to Deadline Hollywood, Mandalay Sports Media acquired the feature life rights of John Scott's journey from NHL enforcer to NHL All-Star Game sensation. Mitch Albom, a..." February 24

  • It sounds like the John Scott movie is going to happen

    CBS Sports "The jokes about John Scott's unlikely All-Star story being turned into a movie before he even laced up his skates at the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville quickly turned serious when he became the game's MVP. It's even more serious now as Scott says the wheels are in motion to make this movie happen,..." February 17

  • Scott gets MVP treatment in AHL return "John Scott made his return to the rink Saturday at Mile One Centre, and while he was two weeks removed from his MVP performance at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game and nearly 2,000 miles from Nashville, he got a hero's welcome in eastern Newfoundland. In his home debut for the St. John's..." February 14

  • NHL All-Star MVP John Scott Could Be Getting His Own Movie

    Uproxx "“It’s like something out of a movie” is a cliche that usually carries very little water, but the story of John Scott’s journey to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game is truly the stuff of Hollywood. After a career as an enforcer, Scott became the centerpiece of an online voting campaign for the game. He..." February 02

  • The Habs need a "spark"--could it be recalling John Scott?

    Yardbarker "In the bevy of tweets congratulating John Scott on his MVP performance in the NHL All-Star game and subsequent NHL First Star of the Week, there was the obligatory chirp from the Montreal Canadiens’ account. You know, the team who got him in a trade a couple weeks ago and then immediately assigned..." February 01

  • John Scott gave the NHL back to hockey fans

    SB Nation "We will never have an All-Star Weekend quite like the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend. Never, in any sport. I feel pretty comfortable going on the record with that. It doesn't need to be illustrated for you, because if you clicked on this story you certainly know the theme: journeyman NHL player John..." February 01

  • St. John's IceCaps selling John Scott jerseys

    The Score "After his whirlwind weekend where he was named All-Star Game MVP and instantly became one of the most popular players in the league, John Scott will return to the AHL's St. John's IceCaps - who are wasting no time marketing their star player." February 01

  • Official John Scott NHL All-Star Game shirts sell out 4 days before the game

    SB Nation "Like all things related to John Scott and the All-Star Game, the NHL probably didn't expect this when estimating demand for their merchandise. As of Thursday morning, the fan-voted John Scott's All-Star shirts on were sold out. On Wednesday, the only remaining shirt size was a small...." January 30

  • A Guy Like Me - John Scott

    The Player's Tribune "Hey, John, can we talk for a second?” I guess I should have known. But I have absolutely no idea what’s coming. I’m in the weight room, hanging out with the guys, when my GM asks me to take a walk. I’ve been gone for a couple of days — but now I’m back in Phoenix, at the Coyotes practice..." January 28

  • Bettman: 'Never any doubt' Scott would go to All-Star Game

    CSN Bay Area "And now for the final word on one of the NHL’s biggest stories of the season (we hope). Appearing at the Sharks’ 25th anniversary celebration on Tuesday night at SAP Center, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the league’s decision to allow former Sharks forward John Scott to attend the..." January 20

  • John Scott considered not going to NHL All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Despite playing for a very Atlantic team — the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps — and thinking his opportunity was “out the door,” John Scott will indeed captain the Pacific Division team at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, the National Hockey League announced Tuesday. “Happy, excited, lots of..." January 19

  • John Scott All-Star Game T-shirts now being sold for charity

    Sportsnet "When John Scott was voted by the fans to captain the Pacific Division at the 2016 All-Star Game, he said he would be taking the nomination in stride in an attempt to have fun with a bizarre situation. As it turns out, the enforcer, now a part of the Montreal Canadiens organization, had planned..." January 17

  • Coyotes GM considered waiting on Scott trade until after All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Don Maloney admits he considered not making the Jarred Tinordi trade until after the All-Star Game, but says there’s “no way” he would intentionally bury John Scott in AHL so he couldn’t go. “We have (the maximum) 23 players on our roster,” the Coyotes’ general manager said Saturday. “Someone..." January 17

  • Trade to Habs likely will cost John Scott his spot in NHL All-Star Game

    CBS Sports "There's one thing that John Scott did for the NHL All-Star Game that even a dramatic format change could not. People actually talked about it. A lot. After being elected by the fans as captain for the Pacific Division following a comical and effective initiative to get him in, it appears that..." January 16

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Told John Scott is in deal to Montreal for Jarred Tinordi.

  • Habs close to acquiring Scott, Elliott from Coyotes for Tinordi

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens are close to trading defenceman Jarred Tinordi to the Arizona Coyotes for forward John Scott and defenceman Stefan Elliott, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger says Elliott could be flipped to the Nashville Predators for Victor..." January 15

  • Coyotes send All-Star captain Scott to AHL, will be back shortly

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes forward - and All-Star captain - John Scott was sent to the AHL on Wednesday, hours after the club claimed defenseman Kevin Connauton off waivers from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Scott won't be gone for long, though: Scott previously cleared waivers, according to McLellan,..." January 14

  • John Scott on what NHL All-Star spot means to him, his family

    Yahoo! Sports "San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton doesn’t usually make time to watch the NHL All-Star Game, unless he’s competing in it. He takes time off, leaves hockey behind for a weekend. But this year? He’s watching All-Star weekend. Because of John Scott. “One of the best guys ever,” said..." January 11

  • How a 6-foot-8 hockey goon was chosen by NHL fans to be All-Star captain

    USA Today "The Internet had its way and Arizona Coyotes enforcer John Scott, who has 542 penalty minutes and 11 points through the course of his career will be headed to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. “It was just one of those things where at first I thought it was a joke and this and that but now that it..." January 04

  • Coyotes' Scott will play in All-Star Game: 'I'll try to do my best out there'

    Arizona Republic "Winger John Scott has been an infrequent addition to the Coyotes lineup this season, sitting on the sideline for 27 of 38 games, but there’s at least one game Scott can plan to suit up for this month. The NHL All-Star Game. Scott was voted captain of the Pacific Division by the fans and..." January 03

  • Jaromir Jagr tweets he doesn't want to fight John Scott at All-Star Game

    The Score "Back in December, Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr asked fans on Twitter to not vote him into the 2016 All-Star Game, citing the fact that he's too old, and doesn't want to die playing 3-on-3 hockey. The fans didn't listen, as the 43-year-old future Hall of Famer was voted into the game as..." January 03

  • Arizona Coyotes put top ASG vote-getter John Scott on waivers

    ESPN "The NHL's leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game, John Scott, was placed on waivers by the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. It's the third time Scott has been waived by the team this year. " December 18

  • Nashville GM calls John Scott All-Star Game voting situation 'unfortunate'

    Yahoo! Sports "Nashville Predators general manager David Poile called the John Scott All-Star Game voting situation “unfortunate” and “disruptive to the process.” The idea of voting Scott, the Arizona Coyotes enforcer, into the All-Star Game started as a bit of a joke, but turned serious quickly. Scott leads..." December 08

  • John Scott wants All-Star votes to go to Coyotes' teammates, not him

    CBS Sports "Fan voting for the NHL All-Star game opened this week and one of the early surprises has been the rise of Arizona Coyotes enforcer John Scott to the top of the rankings even though he has played 38 minutes of hockey this season (in only six games) and has just five goals in 280 career games over..." December 03

  • Why John Scott Will Make the NHL All-Star Game, and Why That's Not a Problem

    Bleacher Report "It has the potential to be a very awkward, very embarrassing and...potentially, very fun, story for the NHL. It is now looking very possible, very likely even if it continues to be a kind of cause celebre on the absurdity of the Internet, that seldom-used, 33-year-old Arizona Coyotes forward John..." December 02

  • John Scott 'definitely' doesn't want to be voted into the NHL All-Star Game

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes winger John Scott joked about a campaign platform, kissing babies and shaking hands but in reality, the 33-year-old isn't sure why he was atop the leaderboard among fan votes for the NHL All-Star Game by mid-afternoon Wednesday after the polls opened Tuesday.... "I don’t know what’s..." December 02

  • A fan campaign to make Coyotes enforcer John Scott an NHL All-Star Game captain is actually working

    SB Nation "When it comes to voting, NHL fans sure do like their bits. Voting for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game is underway, and fans can currently vote for the captain of each division team.'s voting module comes with a neat feature this year: fans can see which players are trending the highest in..." December 02

  • Sharks won’t re-sign Hannan or Scott, Niemi’s future uncertain

    Pro Hockey Talk "Adam Burish wasn’t the only Shark to receive his walking papers Friday — shortly after news of Burish’s buyout went public, San Jose GM Doug Wilson told reporters the club was also parting ways with veterans John Scott and Scott Hannan. Scott, the heavyweight signed last summer to add an..." June 20

  • Sharks' John Scott suspended four games for sucker punch

    CBS Sports "The NHL's Department of Players Safety has suspended San Jose Sharks forward John Scott four games for punching an unsuspecting opponent. Scott delivered a backhanded punch to Anaheim Ducks defenseman Tim Jackman's jaw Monday night. He was not penalized on the play. This will be Scott's third..." December 25

  • Sharks' John Scott faces hearing over punch

    USA Today "San Jose Sharks tough guy John Scott received the first suspension of the season and is expected to get the next one - all for infractions against the same player. Wednesday, he'll have an afternoon phone hearing over his punch to an unsuspecting forward, the Anaheim Ducks' Tim Jackman. With..." December 24

  • Sharks' Scott doesn't agree with two-game ban

    CSN Bay Area "Suspended Sharks forward John Scott said on Tuesday morning that he accepts his two-game ban, although he doesn’t agree with it. To him, going after Ducks tough guy Tim Jackman was the same as Jackman initiating a fight with Scott a little more than two minutes into the game on Sunday night in..." October 29

  • Sharks' John Scott could face suspension for leaving bench to fight

    CBS Sports "In Sunday night's hockey game-turned-melee between the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks, there was a fair amount of carnage. The tensions were high throughout the game, but they reached a boiling point in the third period. Things really exploded in the last five minutes of the game. During the..." October 27

  • Sharks' John Scott here to 'patrol the ice'

    CSN Bay Area "John Scott is just like any other player skating with a new team – he wants to make a good first impression on his coaches and teammates. On the third day of training camp, that’s what he did in an intra-squad scrimmage. Scott took exception to Taylor Doherty’s thundering hit on linemate Eriah..." September 22

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    The #SJSharks have agreed to a one-year contract with John Scott (700k)

  • Scott delivers comic relief in Sabres’ loss

    Buffalo News "There were so many elements to the Buffalo Sabres’ latest thrill ride with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night in Air Canada Centre. The record books will show the Leafs won in a shootout, 4-3, as Joffrey Lupul got the only goal. They’ll show that Sabres captain Steve Ott forced overtime on..." December 28

  • Leafs irate over ‘Princess Phaneuf’ comment, Scott expresses regret

    Pro Hockey Talk "Following Saturday night’s 4-2 loss to Toronto, Buffalo enforcer John Scott took aim at Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf by calling him “Princess Phaneuf” in response to this third-period scrum. “All of a sudden I’m not allowed to hit him anymore. He’s Princess Phaneuf. It’s a joke,” Scott after the..." November 18

  • John Scott suspended seven games for head shot on Loui Eriksson

    CBS Sports "Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott has been suspended seven games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his hit to the head of Bruins forward Loui Eriksson last week. Scott had previously been suspended indefinitely while being extended an in-person hearing. He has already sat out three..." November 01

  • Sabres forward Scott to have hearing Oct. 31 "Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday, Oct. 31 for a hit on Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson during the game Oct. 23 at First Niagara Center. Scott was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by..." October 26

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    BUF's John Scott has an in-person hearing with NHL for hit to the head on BOS's Loui Eriksson though date and time has yet to be set.

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    #Sabres John Scott has been suspended indefinitely pending an in-person hearing for his vicious head-shot to #Bruins Loui Eriksson.

  • Kessel: See what you would do against a player like Scott

    TSN "A day after the NHL's announcement that he was suspended for the remainder of the pre-season Toronto Maple Leaf forward Phil Kessel finally spoke about his slashing incident with John Scott saying that - in retrospect - his second slash on the Buffalo Sabres forward was "uncalled..." September 25

  • Sabres re-sign enforcer John Scott to one-year deal

    Buffalo News "The Sabres brought in John Scott last season to make them a tougher team. They liked what they saw because they're keeping him around next season, too. The Sabres have re-signed the 6-foot-8, 270-pounder to a one-year deal. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Terms..." May 20