John Scott’s journey from out of the league enforcer to All-Star game MVP has apparently caught the eye of Hollywood execs.
Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports Scott has been approached about a having movie made about him. The former Arizona Coyotes forward’s story is pretty incredible. An NHL enforcer with a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan Tech, Scott personified the underdog story after fan-voting put him in the All-Star game. He fought his way to the NHL, despite not fitting the mold at 6’8″ and not being highly skilled.
Fans embraced Scott’s attendance, but the NHL actively tried to block him going to Nashville, and likely had a hand in his trade, which demoted him from the NHL’s Coyotes to the minors in Newfoundland, all of which happened the same time his wife was soon due to give birth to twins.
Scott ended up participating in the game, scoring twice and was named MVP while his teammates cheered while holding him on their shoulders. It was a perfect ending to a miraculous underdog story.
Scott’s agent Ben Hankinson says he has plenty of different options for his client to pursue.
“The John Scott ride has been nothing short of a rollercoaster to an incredible ending,” Hankinson said. “We do have a lot of different options for him to pursue, but he’s not looking to do everything there is. He’s going to have some different routes that he can take as far as books and even a potential movie. He can take it as far as he wants to.”
Hankinson said the moment was going to change Scott’s career and says his client has enjoyed every second of the wild experience.
“This is going to change John’s hockey career forever,” Hankinson said. “I’m sure you can imagine there were some bumpy roads and some dark days. But all along, John just let this thing play out. He’s enjoyed every second of it.”
The 33-year-old, who Seravalli reports received offers to be a full-time radio analyst before he signed with the Arizona Coyotes last offseason, said he still plans on playing, despite the All-Star game potentially being his last NHL appearance.
“Hopefully I can stick around and do something in the sport,” Scott said. “If not, I’ll do something else for work, you know, 9-to-5.”
John Scott may have his own Rudy movie moment, and considering all the guys been through, he totally deserves it.