John Scott signs a one year deal with the Arizona Coyotes –
The Arizona Coyotes have signed UFA forward John Scott to a one-year contract.
#coyotes John Scott 15-16 $575 000 (one way)
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 11, 2015
John Scott, 32 years old, scored 3 goals, 1 assist, totaling 4 points along with 87 penalty minutes and was a -12 in 38 games with the San Jose Sharks last season.
Position: LW Shoots: Left
DOB: Sept.26, 1982 Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Height: 6’8 Weight: 259
Career NHL Stats: Regular season
Games: 274 G: 5 A: 5 Pts: 10 PIM: 517 Plus/Minus: -28
Career NHL Stats: Playoffs
Games: 4 G: 0 A: 0 Pts: 0 PIM: 22 Plus/Minus: 0
Reaction – 👎 👎
In the ever-changing landscape of the NHL, players like John Scott are becoming extinct and there is nothing anybody can say to me to justify this signing. Scott can’t and won’t contribute any meaningful minutes and all this signing does is roster block a prospect or prevent the Coyotes from signing a useful UFA. NHL teams are allowed to keep twenty-three players on their active roster and this signing makes absolutely no sense. Today in the NHL, it’s about “team toughness” and the day of the enforcer is over. If you can’t play, you don’t play!
Maybe Coyotes GM Don Maloney was mesmerized by John Scott’s “career year” last season, where he posted four points in thirty-eight games.
I don’t get it!