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Scott retires year after improbable All-Star run

TORONTO — John Scott, the enforcer who made an unlikely run to the NHL's All-Star weekend last season, has retired.

"It has been a (great) ride. But I'm done," Scott said in an article published Wednesday on The Players' Tribune website.

The 34-year-old made headlines last season when he was voted into the All-Star tournament. He played for the Coyotes for part of the season and still served as Pacific Division captain after being traded to the Canadiens and demoted to the AHL.

Scott had two goals during the midseason showcase in Nashville and was selected the MVP of the three-on-three tournament. The league has since taken steps to avoid a similar situation with new fan voting rules. The 6-foot-8 Edmonton native had five goals, 11 assists and 544 penalty minutes in 285 regular-season games in eight seasons.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the host Capitals beat the Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead. … Eric Staal scored yet another goal against the Maple Leafs, lifting the visiting Wild to a 3-2 victory. Staal has 47 points in 43 career games against Toronto.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Canadiens forwards Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais are expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks because of knee injuries.

Scott retires year after improbable All-Star run 12/07/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:10pm]
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