It’s quite a luxury for a National Hockey League team to reach into its pool of players in the American Hockey League and summon an all-star to the big club.
Scott was among four NHL players voted by fans to captain a divisional squad at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, TN. His candidacy was bolstered by an enthusiastic social media effort.
Scott’s election to the All-Star Game has been the source of much debate on the fan voting process. The NHL is expected to make changes to the process for the 2016-17 season.
The 6-foot-8 left winger has one assist in 11 games with the Coyotes this season.
The Coyotes assigned defenceman Stefan Elliott to the Falcons in a corresponding move.