Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Scott Pellerin
While growing up in New Brunswick, Scott Pellerin got his hockey career underway by playing an imaginary game against the fireplace in his family's living room. And in his rug-rink fantasy, Guy Lafleur always got his goal.

From the carpet, Pellerin advanced through the ranks to the University of Maine where the New Jersey Devils at the close of his first college campaign drafted him in 1989. He continued his studies and hockey career in Maine for an additional three seasons, winning the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the top U.S. collegiate player in his senior year. He then turned pro in 1992-93, splitting his time between Jersey and Utica of the AHL.

The minor/pro shuttle then became Pellerin's way of life for the three seasons that followed. He played a few games with the Devils but otherwise settled in as a career minor-leaguer with the Albany River Rats. He just couldn't seem to translate his collegiate scoring touch to more vigorous NHL standards.

Pellerin's first real break came when he signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues in 1996-97. After a brief minor-league stint, he caught on as a full-time NHLer. He did so by establishing himself as a solid, two-way player who could perform at all three forward positions. He also made himself useful as a diligent forechecker who could chip in with timely offense.

He lasted more than four seasons with the Blues before being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes who flipped him on to the Minnesota Wild after the start of the 2000-01 campaign. After finishing the season with the Wild, Pellerin opted to sign as a free-agent with the Boston Bruins in the summer of 2001 and went on to play 35 games with the club before moving on to the Dallas Stars midway through the 2001-02 season.

The former Hobey Baker Award winner, returned to Dallas in 2002-03 before being dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes midway through the season. In 2003-04, Pellerin toiled with the AHL's Portland Pirates before being re-acquired by the St. Louis Blues early in the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Moncton Flyers NBAHA 45 65 34 99 34
1986-87 Notre Dame Midget Hounds SMHL 72 62 68 130 98
1987-88 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 57 37 49 86 139
1987-88 Notre Dame Hounds Cen-Cup 5 5 1 6
1988-89 University of Maine H-East 45 29 33 62 92
1989-90 University of Maine H-East 42 22 34 56 68
1989-90 Canada WJC-A 7 2 0 2 2
1990-91 University of Maine H-East 43 23 25 48 60
1991-92 University of Maine H-East 37 32 25 57 54
1991-92 Utica Devils AHL 3 1 0 1 0
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 45 10 11 21 41 -1
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 27 15 18 33 33 2 0 1 1 0
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
1993-94 Albany River Rats AHL 73 28 46 74 84 5 2 1 3 11
1994-95 Albany River Rats AHL 74 23 33 56 95 14 6 4 10 8
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 6 2 1 3 0 +1
1995-96 Albany River Rats AHL 75 35 47 82 142 4 0 3 3 10
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 54 8 10 18 35 +12 6 0 0 0 6
1996-97 Worcester IceCats AHL 24 10 16 26 37
1997-98 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 8 21 29 62 +14 10 0 2 2 10
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 20 21 41 42 +1 8 1 0 1 4
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 8 15 23 48 +9 7 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 58 11 28 39 45 +6
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 19 0 5 5 6 -4 6 0 0 0 4
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 35 1 5 6 6 -6
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 33 3 5 8 15 -5
2002-03 Dallas Stars NHL 20 1 3 4 8 -3
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 23 0 1 1 8 -5
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 6 0 3 3 0 +3
2003-04 Worcester IceCats AHL 49 9 21 30 38 +4 10 3 1 4 19
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -3
2004-05
NHL Totals 536 72 126 198 320 37 1 2 3 26


Grandson of Sammy McManus
Hockey East Rookie of the Year (1989) (co-winner - Rob Gaudreau)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (1992)
Hockey East Player of the Year (1992)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1992)
Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1992)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 10, 1996. Claimed by Minnesota from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to Carolina by Minnesota for Askhat Rakhmatullin, Carolina's 3rd round pick (later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Garth Murray) in 2001 NHL Draft and Carolina's 5th round compensatory pick (Armands Berzins) in 2002 NHL Draft, March 1, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 26, 2001. Claimed on waivers by Dallas from Boston, January 12, 2002. Traded to Phoenix by Dallas with Dallas' 4th round pick (Kevin Porter) in 2004 NHL Draft for Claude Lemieux, January 16, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), September 12, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL), November 5, 2003. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, December 22, 2003.
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