John Scott retires, season after improbable All-Star run
TORONTO (AP) John Scott, the NHL enforcer who made an unlikely run to the NHL's All-Star weekend last season, has retired.
''It has been a hell of a ride. But I'm done,'' Scott said in an article published Wednesday in The Players' Tribune.
The 34-year-old Scott made headlines last season when he was voted into the All-Star tournament. He played for the Arizona Coyotes for part of the season and still served as Pacific Division captain after being traded to the Montreal Canadiens and demoted to the AHL.
Scott had two goals during the mid-season showcase in Nashville, Tennessee, and was selected the MVP of the three-on-three tournament. The NHL has since taken steps to avoid a similar situation with new fan voting rules.
The 6-foot-8 Edmonton native had five goals, 11 assists and 544 penalty minutes in 285 regular-season games in eight seasons with Minnesota, Chicago, the New York Rangers, Buffalo, San Jose, Arizona and Montreal. He played four seasons at Michigan Tech