John Scott will captain the Pacific Division squad for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, this much we’re certain of.
What he would wear for the skills competition portion of the weekend’s festivities was in question.
Scott, who is currently a member of the American Hockey League’s St. John’s IceCaps, earlier this week teased that he might wear his IceCaps sweater during the skills competition. It appears the National Hockey League resolved his jersey dilemma for him.
Scott landed the Pacific Division captaincy thanks to an enthusiastic social media campaign that encouraged fans to vote for the 6-foot-8 enforcer. The Arizona Coyotes traded Scott to the Montreal Canadiens last Friday, which threw a temporary wrinkle into his plans to attend the festivities in Nashville after he was assigned to the IceCaps.
“They [the NHL] weren’t really excited about me playing in the game, I’ll just say that,” Scott told Prime Time Sports on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Tuesday.
Upon review, the NHL ruled that Scott could participate in the All-Star Game and the weekend's events. He'll be there, sporting a black jersey with the All-Star Game logo.
Scott has appeared in 11 NHL games this season and has one assist.