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John Scott Now A Member Of The San Jose Sharks

added 4:28pm, Press release is below...

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward John Scott to a one-year contract.

Scott, 31, ranked 13th in the NHL with 125 penalty minutes in 56 games during the 2013-14 campaign, leading the Buffalo Sabres in that category.

"John brings a physical, no-nonsense element to our lineup," said Wilson. "As we integrate more younger players to our team, John's presence alone can act as a deterrent and help keep teams and opposing players honest."

The six-foot-eight, 259-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta, has recorded two goals, four assists and 430 penalty minutes in 236 career NHL games with Minnesota, Chicago, the New York Rangers and Buffalo. Scott was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Minnesota on Dec. 31, 2006.

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Just what we need, a thug that can’t skate.  That should help the rebuild and playoff prospects.

Posted by cantskate on 07/02/14 at 03:21 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

I actually, seriously, considered for a moment whether this move could have been made solely to encourage Marleau and Thornton to waive their NMCs.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 07/02/14 at 03:35 PM ET

pautna's avatar

That should put them over the top!! LOL!

Posted by pautna on 07/02/14 at 03:35 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

they hired scott to punch them all in the face if they give up another 3 game lead haha

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 07/02/14 at 04:33 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Too easy to take the opportunity to laugh so I won’t.  But I’m genuinely confused by the Sharks’ offseason.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/02/14 at 04:41 PM ET


As are Sharks fans, Shazam.  As are Sharks fans.  Sigh.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 07/02/14 at 06:10 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

I’ve had it with Boyle and Stuart.  What about that Scott guy?  The great hands and feet?

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 07/02/14 at 09:57 PM ET

Matt Fry's avatar

Pretty sure they signed him so his looming, dark shadow would hide the puck from opponents, keeping them blind to where it is.  It’s great we became a faster team… wait, lets bring more speed to our team with a lumbering pylon.  There are practice squads in the NHL, right…. :(

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 07/03/14 at 10:39 AM ET

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