Montreal Canadiens acquire all-star John Scott in trade

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The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenceman Jarred Tinordi and prospect Stefan Fournier to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for all-star forward John Scott and defenceman Victor Bartley.

Tinordi, a first-round draft pick by Montreal in 2010, has played just three games for the Canadiens this season, posting zero points and a minus-3 rating. In six contests with AHL St. John’s this season, he has two assists.

The defenceman was pulled off the team’s plane Friday and informed of the news.

Scott, a 6-foot-8 enforcer, has one assist in 11 games with the Coyotes this season.

Scott was among four NHL players voted by fans to captain a divisional squad at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville later this month. His candidacy was bolstered by an enthusiastic social media effort. Now that Scott is switching conferences, the Coyotes are currently without a representative at the All-Star Game and the Pacific Division lacks a captain.

Scott will join the AHL's St. John's Ice Caps, while Bartley has been recalled to the NHL team.

The undrafted Fournier, a right wing, has seven points in 24 games with the AHL IceCaps this season and has yet to crack the NHL.

To make the trade happen, Arizona flipped defenceman Stefan Elliott to Nashville for Bartley, who has one goal in 112 NHL games.

The 24-year-old Elliott, a Vancouver native, has two goals and four assists in 19 games with Arizona this season.

Acquire:
  • John Scott
  • Victor Bartley
Acquire:
  • Jarred Tinordi
  • Stefan Fournier