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Dream ride continues: John Scott named NHL’s first star of the week

To no one's surprise but his own, Pacific captain John Scott's All-Star Weekend is capped off by being named the tournament MVP.

When it comes to embracing the big story of John Scott at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, the league may be graded as “better late than never.”

Continuing a dizzying few days that feel fabricated from a Hollywood script, Scott was named the first star of the week by the NHL.

His name rounded out a group that also includes forwards Cam Atkinson (second star) and Jack Eichel (third).

Here’s the league’s entry on Scott.

Scott was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Sunday after scoring two goals with a plus-2 rating for the Pacific Division in its 9-6 win against the Central Division in the semifinals. The Pacific went on to win the All-Star Game with a 1-0 win against the Atlantic Division in the final.

Scott was named Pacific Division captain while a member of the Arizona Coyotes. He was traded to the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 15 and sent to St. John’s of the American Hockey League. He tipped a Brent Burns shot for his first goal and beat goalie Devan Dubnyk on a breakaway for his second of the game.

You can read up on their summary of the nice short-weeks by Atkinson and Eichel here.

If you’re among those hockey fans who have been left grumpy by Scott’s ride ... well, his magical ride might be just about over.


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“You can’t write this stuff”

Scott opens up about all the drama

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