John Scott Wins NHL All Star MVP Award
It seemed odd that John Scott would be selected by the fans as the captain of the Pacific Division All Star team. Scott is a big enforcer type of player who has a total of five goals in 285 career NHL games. And to make the situation even stranger, Scott was traded by the Phoenix Coyotes to the Montreal Canadiens on January 15th, and Montreal assigned Scott to the minor leagues, specifically, to the St. Johns IceCaps in Newfoundland. So you have a minor league hockey player representing a team he doesn’t even play for anymore.
It turns out the fans knew what they were doing. In the tournament, three on three format that the All Star game has become, Scott scored two goals in the Pacific Divisions’ 9-6 semi final win over the Central Division. The Pacific then beat the Atlantic Division 1-0 to win the series. Scott was named the All Star Most Valuable Player.
Scott now returns to St. Johns as the regular season resumes. Since Montreal has been in a tailspin, let’s see if the Canadiens bring him up to the parent club for a little inspiration. It can’t hurt.