John Scott’s appearance and performance in the 2016 NHL All-Star game is the best story of the weekend, and if you didn’t get to see him get in on the 3-on-3 action, you’ll need to read on.
Scott was voted into the game by fans as a write-in candidate, as he currently plays in the AHL. He was traded from the Coyotes to the Canadiens a few weeks ago, and he currently plays for their AHL affiliate. The fans voted him into the game, and after further review, the league voted he was able to play in it.
Many thought Scott shouldn’t have even be allowed to play in the game, being that he’s scored only five goals in 285 career games as an “enforcer.” He proved them all wrong, playing for the Pacific Division team, and helping them win it all with two clutch goals.
And his celebration game is pretty strong as well.
They tried to make him go away. He wasn't budging. Your 2016 NHL All-Star MVP: John Scott. pic.twitter.com/GtmiFpZv2D
— Gino Hard (@Ginohard_) February 1, 2016
He even “got into it” with Patrick Kane, as the two staged a fake fight which was pretty funny.
Scott vs Kane 2.0 pic.twitter.com/l2ojXd53DG
— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) January 31, 2016
The captain of the Pacific Division team was named Most Valuable Player, and he pretty much won the day.