Canadiens recall All-Star MVP Scott from minors
MONTREAL (AP) — All-Star MVP John Scott was recalled from the minors Sunday by the Montreal Canadiens.
The rugged left wing created a buzz in the NHL when he was playfully voted in by fans as captain of the Pacific Division team for this year's All-Star game.
The 33-year-old Scott originally was not scheduled to appear in the game because the Canadiens, after acquiring him from Arizona, sent him down to the American Hockey League. But the NHL reversed course and Scott didn't disappoint, earning MVP honors in Nashville, Tenn.
Scott was obtained from the Coyotes along with defenseman Victor Bartley on Jan. 15 for Jarred Tinordi and Stefan Fournier. Scott was immediately assigned to the AHL.
The Ontario native had two goals and two assists and was a minus-3 in 27 games for the St. John's IceCaps. The 6-foot-8 enforcer also accumulated 85 penalty minutes.
Scott appeared in 11 NHL games for the Coyotes this season and had one assist.
In a corresponding move Sunday, the Canadiens assigned forward Michael McCarron to St. John's. The 21-year-old McCarron had a goal and an assist in 20 games for the Canadiens this season.
Montreal (36-37-6) has three games remaining on its regular-season schedule and hosts the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.