John Scott recalled by Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled forward John Scott from the St. John's IceCaps.

Forward has played in St. John's since January trade from Arizona

St. John's IceCaps forward John Scott was recalled by the Montreal Canadiens for the first time, the team announced Sunday. (Colin Peddle/The Associated Press)

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled forward John Scott from the St. John's IceCaps.

Montreal announced that the 33-year-old 2016 NHL All-Star Game MVP would join them for the first time since being traded to the organization on Jan. 15. 

Scott has two goals, four points and 85 penalty minutes in 27 games with the Canadiens' American Hockey League affiliate. 

In return, Montreal sent winger Michael McCarron back to St. John's.

Scott was acquired from the Arizona Coyotes as part of a trade for defenceman Jarred Tinordi prior to the all-star weekend. 

Scott made his unlikely journey to the All-Star Game after winning the fan vote and being named captain of the Pacific division.

Prior to his stint in the AHL, the Edmonton native had a single assist in 11 games with the Coyotes. His last NHL appearance was Dec. 31 against the Winnipeg Jets, where he logged just over five minutes of ice time. 

Many fans are anxious to see where the 6-foot-8 winger will factor in Montreal's lineup as they face the Florida Panthers at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. 

Montreal was officially eliminated from playoff contention on March 26 after a difficult season that saw reigning NHL MVP Carey Price go down with an injury in November. 


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.