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John Scott Back In The All-Star Game

NEW YORK – John Scott will captain the Pacific Division team at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in Nashville, the National Hockey League announced today.

Scott, elected to the Pacific Division captaincy in fan voting while a member of the Arizona Coyotes, was traded Friday to the Montreal Canadiens of the Atlantic Division. The resultant change in division, and Scott’s subsequent assignment to the American Hockey League, created a unique circumstance that required review – the result of which was a determination to maintain the status quo for the All-Star weekend in order to preserve all parties' pre-existing expectations, including Scott’s desire to participate.

"I am looking forward to enjoying a fun and unique experience at All-Star Weekend in Nashville with my family," said Scott. "While being voted to the All-Star Game by the fans was not something I expected to happen, I am excited to participate in the All-Star events with my fellow players."

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Paul's avatar

I promise you KK will have no more on John Scott, unless of course he gets injured/suspended in the AHL before the ASG.

Some of the headlines today regarding Scott should tell the story…

League says John Scott still All-Star captain despite trade

NHL tries to clean up All-Star mess it likely created

Fans win! NHL relents, lets enforcer John Scott captain the…

NHL Reverses Course, Lets John Scott Into The All-Star…

NHL says fan favourite can play in all-star game


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/19/16 at 01:03 PM ET

Ajax19's avatar

Well, I, for one, am glad we can finally put this national crisis behind us. 

I will be really happy knowing that John Scott will be able to play in a meaningless exhibition game that I haven’t watched or had any interest in since 1991 or thereabouts.

Posted by Ajax19 on 01/19/16 at 01:24 PM ET

Primis's avatar

And in the meantime it’s ok for Flyers to take headshots at Red Wings.  Nice to know the league has its priorities straight.

Posted by Primis on 01/19/16 at 01:45 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

I promise you KK will have no more on John Scott, unless of course he gets injured/suspended in the AHL before the ASG.

Well, some of us are here for articles for guys with Michigan connections.  No reason for any self-imposed #28 blackouts on our accounts.  #GoHuskies

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 01/19/16 at 04:39 PM ET

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