John Scott (ice hockey)

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John Scott
John Scott.png
Born(1982-09-26) September 26, 1982 (age 32)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight270 lb (120 kg; 19 st 4 lb)
PositionLeft Wing
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Minnesota Wild
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
Buffalo Sabres
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2006–present
 
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John Scott
John Scott.png
Born(1982-09-26) September 26, 1982 (age 32)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight270 lb (120 kg; 19 st 4 lb)
PositionLeft Wing
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Minnesota Wild
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
Buffalo Sabres
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2006–present

John Howard Scott (born September 26, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman / winger who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks. Scott previously played for the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres. He can play both wing and defense. Scott was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in St. Dustersville, 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 28, 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 26, 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. Scott was penalized 17 minutes,[7] and the next day, was suspended for the next two games.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2001–02Chicago FreezeNAHL534812240
2002–03Michigan TechWCHA3113464
2003–04Michigan TechWCHA35134100
2004–05Michigan TechWCHA36246101
2005–06Michigan TechWCHA2432582
2006–07Houston AerosAHL65156107
2007–08Houston AerosAHL64303184500013
2008–09Minnesota WildNHL2001121
2008–09Houston AerosAHL44224111
2009–10Minnesota WildNHL5111290
2010–11Chicago BlackhawksNHL4001172400022
2011–12Chicago BlackhawksNHL2901148
2011–12New York RangersNHL60005
2012–13Buffalo SabresNHL3400069
2013–14Buffalo SabresNHL56101125
NHL totals236246430400022

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. 

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