Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Scott
John Scott was on born September 26, 1982, in St. Catharines, Ontario. Undrafted, the hulking defenseman was signed by the Minnesota Wild on December 31, 2006.

He would spend the majority of the next two seasons with the Wild's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros before appearing in 20 games for Minnesota in 2008-09. The 6'8'' Scott quickly made a name for himself as a true NHL heavyweight.

On July 1, 2010, the tough guy inked a one-year deal with the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

The towering defender would appear in 69 games for the Blackhawks over the next year and half, accumulating 120 penalty minutes along the way. On February 27, 2012, Scott was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for a fifth round draft pick.

Scott would finish the season with the Rangers, suiting up in six games for the club. In the summer of 2012 he became an unrestricted free agent and inked a deal with the Buffalo Sabres. In his first year with the Sabres the tough guy appeared in 34 games and racked up 69 minutes in penalties.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 31 1 3 4 64
2003-04 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 35 1 3 4 100
2004-05 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 36 2 4 6 101
2005-06 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 24 3 2 5 87
2006-07 Houston Aeros AHL 65 1 5 6 107 -7
2007-08 Houston Aeros AHL 64 3 0 3 184 +3 5 0 0 0 13
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL 20 0 1 1 21 -1
2008-09 Houston Aeros AHL 44 2 2 4 111 -10
2009-10 Minnesota Wild NHL 51 1 1 2 90 -3
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 40 0 1 1 72 0 4 0 0 0 22
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 29 0 1 1 48 0
2011-12 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 5 -1
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 0 0 0 69 -1
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 1 0 1 125 -12
NHL Totals 236 2 4 6 430 4 0 0 0 22


Signed as a free agent by Houston (AHL), September 26, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, December 31, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 2, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 and 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Travis Brown) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 2, 2014.