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Coyotes' Scott will play in All-Star Game: 'I'll try to do my best out there'

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Arizona Coyotes enforcer John Scott was named the captain of the Pacific Division team at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, and the 33-year-old told reporters Saturday that he will not turn down the invitation to Nashville.

"Surprised, shocked, kind of excited but, you know, I kind of expected it so it wasn't that shocking," Scott told reporters when asked how he reacted to the news before going into how he came to terms with the reality of the situation.

"It was just one of those things where at first I thought it was a joke, and this and that, but now it happened and I kinda gotta go with it and have some fun with it and try to do my best out there."

In eight NHL seasons, Scott has accumulated just 11 points, while racking up 542 penalty minutes over 285 career games with six NHL teams. He has one assist in 11 games and has already been waived three times this season, his first campaign with the Coyotes.

With this year's All-Star Game featuring a brand new format in a four-team, 3-on-3 tournament, Scott was asked how the wide-open style would suit his game.

"I've never played (3-on-3), so we'll see," he cracked.

Meanwhile, Scott was a healthy scratch for his team's game Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers.

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