John Scott to captain Pacific All-Stars

Hopefully this is the end of this saga.

NHL All-Star John Scott is back on the table. A "review of the situation" by the NHL resulted in Scott being reinstated to the game, which will be held on Jan. 31 in Nashville.

The trade to Montreal (and subsequent demotion to the AHL) remains a side effect of this whole deal, but at least Scott will have a chance to spend some time with his family in Nashville. You can read more about the Scott saga in Pat Iversen's great post on the matter...and I assume we'll be able to buy our Scott All-Star jerseys online shortly.


NEW YORK (January 19, 2016) - 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

"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."