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Rangers go big with addition of Scott

Monday, 02.27.2012 / 3:27 PM / 2012 Trade Deadline

By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Rangers go big with addition of Scott
The New York Rangers acquired the biggest player on trade-deadline day Monday -- at least in a literal sense.

The top team in the Eastern Conference acquired the 6-foot-8, 270-pound John Scott from the Chicago Blackhawks to add some blue-line depth in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2012 Entry Draft.

Rumors swirled throughout the day that the Rangers were trying to land Blue Jackets star Rick Nash, but GM Glen Sather elected to keep his team intact and instead picked up the 29-year-old Scott.

In 140 career games, Scott has 1 goal, 4 assists and 231 career penalty minutes.

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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday