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(Chicago Tribune)

By Scott King

According to former Blackhawk John Scott’s article for the Player’s Tribune, a league official asked him over the phone if his daughters would be proud of Scott participating in the 2016 NHL All-Star weekend in Nashville. The large and likable enforcer has 11 career points since making his NHL debut during the 2008-2009 season.

It has been alleged the NHL even went through the trouble of orchestrating a trade (from Phoenix to Montreal) so Scott, voted Pacific Division All-Star captain by fans, would be buried in the AHL and unable to make the weekend’s festivities.

Once the story blew up, The NHL was forced to stick with their fan-voting policy. And after Sunday’s All-Star tournament, to answer the NHL official’s question, Scott’s daughters are most-likely thrilled with their 6’8″ father’s All-Star appearance.

The far-from-likely hero took his participation and captaincy in the tournament to heart and scored two goals vs. the Central Division team in the semifinals, and led his team to become the first ever 3-on-3 All-Star tournament champions over the Atlantic Division in the final game. To put the icing on the cake, fans even voted Scott the MVP of the tournament.

Blackhawks forward and Central Division captain Patrick Kane dropped the gloves in a mock fight with Scott to welcome him to All-Star glory and to set the stage for one of the most memorable moments of the weekend.

Hometown Boy:

Patrick Kane scored a goal in his team’s 6-9 semifinal loss to the Pacific Division.

History in the making:

Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry was the lone-scorer in the NHL’s first ever 3-on-3 All-Star tournament’s championship game.

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