Scott stole the show during Sunday's event at Bridgestone Arena, scoring two goals to help lead the Pacific Division to the championship of the three-on-three tournament. His teammates hoisted him off the ice while fans chanted "MVP, MVP" in a remarkable turn of events after Scott led fan voting despite having just one assist in 11 games with the Coyotes in his role of enforcer. Before the All-Star Game, the veteran was traded to the Canadiens, who promptly sent Scott to the AHL, putting his participation in Sunday's game in question.
"I never in a million years would have believed that I (would be) in an All-Star Game and have the fans get behind me like that. And to score two goals in a game, you can't put it into words," Scott said. "You can't write this stuff. It's unbelievable how it happened."
Scott accepted the $1 million check that will be divided among his teammates from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at center ice and he also took home a new pickup truck for winning MVP.
"(Bettman) said, 'I'm proud of you,' " Scott said. "He said, 'That was quite the story, quite the game and just have fun with it.' "
Scott certainly did that.
"I was going to be in the background and just enjoy it from behind the scenes, but it definitely didn't turn out that way," Scott said. "It was a whirlwind. I loved it. It was probably the coolest thing I've done in hockey."
Staying put: Bettman confirmed on NHL Network that he signed a contract extension a few months ago. Reports indicate Bettman is now signed through 2022.
Strumming along: Since the All-Star Game was in Nashville, also known as Music City, the hosts gave the players some local flavor in their gift packages. Every player participating received a personalized Gibson Les Paul guitar.
"I might have to learn it," Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane said. "It should be a good thing to take home from the whole All-Star Game in general. The NHL has teamed up with Nashville and made a great weekend out of it."