The denouement to the John Scott story is equally happy as Sunday’s wild and uplifting climax in Nashville.
The NHL All-Star Game MVP’s wife, Danielle, gave birth to healthy twin girls in Michigan, Estelle Vera and Sophia Leland. Scott now has four, proud young daughters.
The good news was first tweeted out Friday morning by Scott’s agent, Ben Hankinson — who is said to be considering a movie about his big client’s life.
Scott’s wife, Danielle, flew to the All-Star Game despite being nine months’ pregnant and saw her husband score two goals and captain the Pacific Division to a $1-million team victory in the showcase’s new 3-on-3 tournament.
“I jumped up when he scored his second goal and said, ‘Oh, my God, I’d better stop,’” Danielle said after the game, worried she might trigger labour.
The babies waited and capped off an incredible seven days for Scott, who was also named the NHL's First Star of the Week.
The AHL St. John's IceCaps have given Scott time off to be with his family. The enforcer, now a fan favourite, is still determined to make it back into the NHL.
Reports that Brent Burns will incorporate Scott's twin daughters into the 2021 All-Star Breakaway Challenge are unconfirmed.