John Scott gets snowman tribute to celebrate All-Star Game heroics (pic)
The wild ride of John Scott’s improbable run to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game — not to mention a captaincy — came with many peaks and valleys, but it couldn’t have ended much better for the veteran enforcer given he was named the exhibition’s MVP after scoring twice and leading his Pacific Division squad to a championship.
“It’s just another one on the list of stuff that I cannot believe is happening,” Scott said of being MVP, via ESPN. “I never in a million years would have believed I was at an All-Star Game, the fans would be behind me like that and score two goals in a game. You can’t put it into words. You can’t write this stuff. It’s unbelievable.”
In light of his Odysseus-like voyage from a member of the Arizona Coyotes to being relegated to the minors following a trade to the Montreal Canadiens, Scott never could have envisioned things playing out in such a stranger-than-fiction manner.
In honor of Scott’s remarkable journey, fan and hockey blogger Kyle Mace created a snowman depicting Scott’s celebration after scoring his first goal in the 3-on-3 All-Star Game format.
Given Scott’s troubling claims in an essay for The Players’ Tribune about how the NHL attempted to thwart the fans’ joking movement to get him named to the All-Star Game, things arguably couldn’t have gone better for Scott and the league, despite some misgivings by both parties.
Oh, and there’s reports that Scott and his agent have been approached about turning his All-Star Odyssey into a movie. Stranger than fiction, indeed.
(images via reddit)