John Scott has been inked to a one-year contract by the Arizona Coyotes, the team announced Friday. Per club policy, the terms of the deal were not revealed.
Scott, 32, recorded 87 penalty minutes in 38 games with the San Jose Sharks last season. He scored four points.
The veteran enforcer stands at 6-foot-8 and weighs 260 pounds. He has amassed 517 penalty minutes and just five goals in 274 career games.
A left winger, Scott certainly appears to fit a weakness on the Coyotes depth chart, although it was thought left-shot prospects Max Domi and/or Anthony Duclair would make a run at a left wing spot in 2015-16.
The signing is certainly an interesting move, and is the second free agent signing (Steve Downie) in which the team has targeted a player whose specialty is physical engagement.
Here are some career highlights of Scott:
Scott is clearly no slouch when it comes to fighting. But if you're watching for long enough, and are patient enough, you occasionally see something like this:
Next season should be interesting.