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 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."