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.