The NHL tough guy was voted a captain and is honoring that selection for all the right reasons
It started off as a joke, a mockery of the NHL's All-Star Game selection process. The NHL recognized it and tried to prevent it from happening. They couldn't.
When John Scott, longtime NHL tough guy and role player, took the ice for Saturday's skills competition as part of All-Star weekend in Nashville, he did so to a standing ovation.
By this point, his story is well-known and his reason for following through with an unlikely All-Star selection has now gone viral.
Scott wrote a piece for The Player's Tribune titled "A Guy Like Me," explaining his side of the story and why he ultimately would be in Nashville that upcoming weekend and he's doing it for all the right reasons.