The Montreal Canadiens have traded for an all-star.
Calm down, it’s John Scott.
The Arizona Coyotes fourth-line brawler, who was voted in as captain of the Pacific Division All-Star squad thanks to an Internet fan campaign*, was traded to Montreal on Friday along with recently waiver-claimed defenseman Stefan Elliott, 24, for 23-year-old defenseman Jarred Tinordi, a pending restricted free agent caught in a logjam on the Canadiens’ blueline, as part of a three-way deal that included the Nashville Predators.
Tinordi was apparently asked to leave the Canadiens’ team plane on Friday afternoon when the trade was made. No word at what altitude.
Officially, the Predators dealt defenseman Victor Bartley, a 27-year-old blueliner who has 112 NHL games with the Preds but is buried on their depth chart now, to the Coyotes for Elliott. The Coyotes then shipped Bartley and Scott to Montreal for Tinordi and forward Stefan Fournier.
Elliott is an RFA. Bartley and Scott go UFA after this season.Read More »from John Scott, All-Star captain, traded to Montreal for Jarred Tinordi