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NHL Allows John Scott to Participate in All-Star Game

John Scott will captain Pacific Division All-Stars


NHL Public Relations Press Release

NEW YORK – John Scott will captain the Pacific Division team at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in Nashville, the National Hockey League announced today.

Scott, elected to the Pacific Division captaincy in fan voting while a member of the Arizona Coyotes, was traded Friday to the Montreal Canadiens of the Atlantic Division.

The resultant change in division, and Scott’s subsequent assignment to the American Hockey League, created a unique circumstance that required review – the result of which was a determination to maintain the status quo for the All-Star weekend in order to preserve all parties’ pre-existing expectations, including Scott’s desire to participate.

“I am looking forward to enjoying a fun and unique experience at All-Star Weekend in Nashville with my family,” said Scott. “While being voted to the All-Star Game by the fans was not something I expected to happen, I am excited to participate in the All-Star events with my fellow players.”


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TRADE | Canadiens Acquire Scott and Bartley from Coyotes

Canadiens deal Tinordi and IceCap Fournier to Coyotes

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St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the acquisition of defenseman Victor Bartley and forward John Scott from the Arizona Coyotes, in return for defenseman Jarred Tinordi and IceCaps forward Stefan Fournier. Scott will join the IceCaps.

Bartley, 27, appeared in one game with Nashville this season, totaling two hits and five blocked shots. He added one assist and 10 penalty minutes in 14 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. The 6’0’’ and 215 lb defenseman has posted 23 points (1 goal, 22 assists), 55 penalty minutes and a +2 differential in 112 career regular season games in the NHL. In 162 career games in the AHL, Bartley has collected 68 points (18 goals, 50 assists) and 121 penalty minutes.

A native of Ottawa, Bartley, acquired earlier today by the Coyotes, first joined the Predators on May 24, 2011 as a free agent. A product of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers and Regina Pats, he recorded 168 points (36 goals, 132 assists) in 336 games at the junior level.

Scott, 33, has registered one assist, 20 hits and 25 penalty minutes in 11 games thus far this season with Arizona. The 6’8’’ and 260 lb forward has posted 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) and 542 penalty minutes in 285 career regular season games with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks and Coyotes.

A native of Edmonton, Scott joined the Coyotes on July 10, 2015 as a free agent. A product of the WCHA’s Michigan Tech Huskies, he totaled 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 126 games at the collegiate level.

The 23-year old Jarred Tinordi registered five penalty minutes in three games with the Canadiens thus far this season. He also added two assists in six games with the IceCaps. The Burnsville, Minnesota native was the Canadiens’ first round pick, 22nd overall at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The 23-year old Stefan Fournier produced seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) and 65 penalty minutes in 24 games with St. John’s thus far this season. The Dorval, Quebec native added one assist and 19 penalty minutes in five games with the ECHL’s Brampton Beast. Fournier first signed a contract with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 6, 2013.

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Canadiens Trade Thomas to Arizona for Lessio

Canadiens Acquire Lessio in return for Thomas



St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

MONTREAL (December 15, 2015) Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the acquisition of forward Lucas Lessio from the Arizona Coyotes, in return for forward Christian Thomas.

Lessio, 22, recorded 12 points (7 goals and 5 assists) in 24 regular season games thus far this season with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons. He served 12 penalty minutes. The 6’1’’ and 212 lb left winger posted five points (3 goals, 2 assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 29 career regular season games in the NHL.

A native of Maple, Ontario, Lessio was the Coyotes second round selection, 56th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The 23-year old Christian Thomas registered two assists in five games with the Canadiens thus far this season. He added 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) in 18 games with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps. The Toronto native was acquired by the Canadiens from the New York in return for Danny Kristo on July 2, 2013.