John Scott
HEIGHT: 6' 8"
BIRTHDATE: 09/26/1982
DRAFTED: undrafted
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. Missed majority of 2014-15 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Arizona, July 10, 2015.
2013-14: Led Buffalo in PIM (125). Set career highs in games played (56) and PIM. Earned his fifth fighting major of the season in the season finale vs. NY Islanders on April 13. Earned his fourth fighting major of the season at NY Islanders on March 15. Logged 15:08 TOI at Dallas on March 3, the second-highest total of his career (highest: 16:51, at Buffalo on Oct. 11, 2012, while skating as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks). Earned his third fighting major of the season and logged 10:05 TOI vs. Pittsburgh on Feb. 5. Registered four hits at Minnesota on Jan. 2. Scored his first goal since Nov. 15, 2009 and registered three shots over 12:39 TOI at Toronto on Dec. 27. Appeared in his 200th career game at Toronto on Dec. 27. Recorded his second fighting major of the season vs. Montreal on Nov. 27. Served a seven-game suspension (10/25-11/7). Contributed five hits and registered his first fighting major of the season vs. Boston on Oct. 23. Recorded four hits vs. Ottawa on Oct. 4 and vs. Washington on Dec. 292012-13: Led all Sabres skaters with seven fighting majors. Logged a season-high 11:00 TOI vs. NY Rangers on April 19 and registered three hits. Registered a teamhigh five hits vs. Philadelphia on April 13. Made his Sabres debut vs. Philadelphia on Jan. 20.

2011-12: Appeared in 29 games with Chicago and six with the New York Rangers. Received five fighting majors and 53 PIM in 35 games.

2010-11: Recorded one assist and a team-high 72 PIM in 40 regularseason games. Appeared in the lineup as both a forward and defenseman. Ranked 2nd on the club with eight fighting majors. Registered his first point in a Blackhawks uniform with an assist at San Jose on Dec. 11. Recorded a season-high four shots on goal at St. Louis on Dec. 28. Logged a season-high 16:51 of ice time at Buffalo on Oct. 11. Accrued all of his 72 PIM against Western Conference opponents. Missed four games due to injury on Feb. 4-11. Playoffs: Appeared in four Stanley Cup Playoffs tilts, finishing with a plus-1 plus/ minus rating. Paced the club with 22 PIM in the postseason.

2009-10: Recorded two points and 90 PIM in a career-high 51 regular-season games with Minnesota. Ranked 2nd on the team with six major penalties. Netted the first goal of his NHL career at Carolina on Nov. 15. Notched his only assist of the season at Philadelphia on March 25. Skated to an even or plus rating in 11 straight games (2/4-3/25) and in 22 of his last 25 contests overall. Collected a careerhigh 19 PIM at Edmonton on April 5. Logged a plus-2 rating and four hits in 14:32 TOI vs. NY Rangers on Oct. 30.

2008-09: Posted one assist and 21 PIM in 20 regular-season games with Minnesota. Skated in his first NHL game vs. Detroit on Jan. 3. Notched his first career NHL point (assist) at St. Louis on March 15. Registered two goals and two assists in 44 regular season games with the Houston Aeros (AHL). Ranked 3rd on the Aeros with 111 PIM.

2007-08: Established career highs in goals (3), power-play goals (2) and PIM (184) in 64 regular season games with Houston. Logged 13 PIM in five Calder Cup Playoffs tilts.

2006-07: Tallied a career-high six points (1+5) and 107 PIM in 65 regular season contests with Houston in his professional debut.

2005-06: Posted three goals and two assists in 24 games as a senior at Michigan Tech University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

2004-05: Netted two goals and three assists in 36 games in his junior season at Michigan Tech. Collected a collegiate career-high 101 PIM.

2003-04: Posted a goal, three assists and 100 PIM in 35 games as a sophomore at Michigan Tech University.

2002-03: Skated in 31 games as a freshman at Michigan Tech, registering a goal, three assists and 64 PIM.

PERSONAL: “Big John” lists the following as favorites: homemade hot dogs (food); road biking (off-ice activity); football (sport other than hockey); Top Chef, Modern Family and The League (TV shows); The Killers, Tragically Hip and The Animals (bands); Maui (vacation spot); Monopoly (board game). Would be a mechanical engineer if he were not playing hockey. If he could meet one person in history it would be Abraham Lincoln. Thinks that Liev Schreiber would be the actor that would play him in a movie about his life. He cannot live without his family. His hockey idol is Ray Bourque. Nashville is his favorite road city. He thinks the best non-Sharks jersey in the League is Chicago.