Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Scottie Upshall
Scottie Upshall was born October 7, 1983 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The 1st choice, 6th overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Upshall is a former Royal Bank Cup champion with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the AJHL and graduate of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers.

A strong skater with an all-around solid game, Upshall spent three seasons with the Kamloops Blazers and was a named to the WHL and CHL All-Rookie Team in 2000-01 and to the WHL Western Conference All-Star Team in 2002.

On the international stage, the Fort McMurray native is a two-time silver medalist for Canada at the World Junior Championships (2002-2003) and a gold medalist for Canada at the 2000 Under-18 Four Nations tournament.

In the fall of 2002, Upshall played his way in to the Nashville lineup early on in the season and saw limited action with the team's AHL affiliate in Milwaukee before the team decided to send him back to Kamloops for one last season. Upon his return to Kamloops, Upshall went to register 56 points (25-31-56) in 42 games.

After getting a taste of the NHL game in 2002-03, Upshall was looking forward to cracking the Nashville roster in 2003-04, however, the speedy winger went on to play the better part of the season in the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals. Although he played only seven games with the Preds', Upshall continued to hone his skills in the AHL and was part of the Admirals run to the 2004 Calder Cup title.

In the 2005-06 season, Upshall would record a career high in games played (48), goals (8) assists (18) and points (24) at the time with the Predators. The following season Upshall suffered a groin injury early into the season and as a result missed 30 games with the Predators. He would return healthy only to be dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3rd round draft pick in a blockbuster trade that sent former Flyer Captain Peter Forsberg to the Predators.

On March 4, 2009, the NHL's trade deadline, the rugged forward was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes alongside a second round draft pick in exchange for Daniel Carcillo.

Though he put up good numbers for the Coyotes, Upshall would soon be on the move again. This time, at the 2011 NHL trade deadline he was sent to the Columbus Blue Jackets along with Sami Lepisto in exchange for Rotislav Klesla and Dane Byers.

Upshall would finish the 2010-11 season with the Blue Jackets, but would become an unrestricted free agent the following summer. On July 1, 2011, he signed a four-year contract worth a reported $14 million with the Florida Panthers.

After four seasons with the Panthers, Upshall signed a one year contract with the St. Louis Blues on October 5, 2015. Upshall would appear in 70 games during his first season in St. Louis. In a largely defensive role, he notched six goals and added eight assists for 14 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Fort McMurray AMHL 28 62 40 102 100
1998-99 Canada U-18 4 1 3 4 2
1999-00 Fort McMurray Oil Barons AJHL 52 26 26 52 65
1999-00 Fort McMurray Oil Barons Roy-Cup 5 2 4 6
2000-01 Canada U-18 3 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Kamloops Blazers WHL 70 42 45 87 111 +12 4 0 2 2 10
2001-02 Kamloops Blazers WHL 61 32 51 83 139 +16 4 1 2 3 21
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 3 3 6 10 +6
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 8 1 0 1 0 +2
2002-03 Kamloops Blazers WHL 42 25 31 56 111 +17 6 0 2 2 34
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 2 1 0 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 6 4 1 5 18 0
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 7 0 1 1 0 -2
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 31 13 11 24 42 +2 8 3 0 3 4
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 62 19 27 46 108 +9 5 2 2 4 8
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 48 8 16 24 34 +14 2 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 23 17 16 33 44 +11 14 6 10 16 20
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 14 2 1 3 18 -1
2006-07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 5 0 1 1 6 0
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 6 7 13 8 +4
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 61 14 16 30 74 +2 17 3 4 7 44
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 55 7 14 21 63 +5
2008-09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 19 8 5 13 26 +2
2008-09 Canada WC-A 8 0 1 1 27 +1
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 49 18 14 32 50 +5
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 61 16 11 27 42 +5
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 21 6 1 7 10 -12
2011-12 Florida Panthers NHL 26 2 3 5 29 -3 7 1 2 3 4
2012-13 Florida Panthers NHL 27 4 1 5 25 -8
2013-14 Florida Panthers NHL 76 15 22 37 73 +1
2014-15 Florida Panthers NHL 63 8 7 15 28 -8
2015-16 St. Louis Blues NHL 70 6 8 14 44 +5 17 1 2 3 10
2016-17 St. Louis Blues NHL 73 10 8 18 45 -1 11 0 0 0 8
NHL Totals 696 131 135 266 569 54 5 8 13 66


WHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
WHL Rookie of the Year (2001)
CHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2001)
WHL West Second All-Star Team (2002)
Returned to Kamloops (WHL) by Nashville, November 7, 2002. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury vs. Phoenix, December 22, 2003. Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville with Ryan Parent and Nashville's 1st (later traded back to Nashville - Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) and 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Phil Desimone) round picks in 2007 NHL Draft for Peter Forsberg, February 15, 2007. Traded to Phoenix by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round pick (Lucas Lessio) in 2011 NHL Draft for Daniel Carcillo, March 4, 2009. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Sami Lepisto for Rostislav Klesla and Dane Byers, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 5, 2015.
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