NEWS
01/31/2016 18:59 EST | Updated 01/31/2017 00:12 EST

Enforcer John Scott scores 1st All-Star goal for Pacific

NASHVILLE — John Scott, the enforcer fans voted into the NHL All-Star Game, has scored the first goal for the Pacific Division during the 3-on-3 All-Star tournament.

Scott scored on a tip-in just 47 seconds into the second mini-game Sunday during a tournament featuring the league's four divisions. He deflected a pass from former teammate, Sharks defenceman Brent Burns, and fans roared their approval at Scott's goal.

Fans voted Scott into this game as captain of the Pacific Division even though he has scored only five goals in 285 career games.

The 6-foot-8 enforcer wrote Thursday that the NHL pressured him to not play in the All-Star Game, with one person asking, "Do you think this is something your kids would be proud of?"

Scott was traded from Arizona to Montreal after begin voted in and now is in the AHL.

The Associated Press