John Scott's NHL All-Star Game jersey options
Can ex-Coyote wear Habs uniform as Pacific Division captain?
Here's what we learned about NHL enforcer John Scott on Tuesday:
- He will attend, play and represent the Pacific Division as its captain at NHL All-Star Game in Nashville on the Jan. 31.
- He's felt incredibly stressed since the message to vote for the former Arizona Coyotes forward spread like wildfire on social media.
- It never crossed Scott's mind not to report to the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League after Arizona traded him to the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 15.
- Scott isn't any closer to returning to the NHL and debuting with the Habs.
"If I warrant a call-up, so be it. It's back to square one in my career, I guess," Scott, who has 11 points in 285 NHL regular-season games and was a frequent healthy scratch in Arizona this season, told reporters.
"I am excited to participate in the all-star events with my fellow players," he added in a statement released by the NHL.
As for the game, which has been changed to a 3-on-3 format featuring some of the best players from each division in the league, one has to wonder what jersey Scott would be comfortable sporting.
I'd support John Scott wearing an <a href="https://twitter.com/IceCapsAHL">@IceCapsAHL</a> jersey at the <a href="https://twitter.com/NHL">@NHL</a> All Star game. Serves Bettman and Co right for trying to mess with him!—@GerryCamp
"I think I'm going to wear the Ice Caps since that's the team I'm on right now," he said, laughing, during a Tuesday evening appearance on Toronto's Fan 590 sports radio station. "It's not up to me, I guess, because I am technically Montreal's property but I came from Arizona.
"That's another question for someone with a higher pay grid than me."