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John Scott Traded To New York Rangers From Chicago Blackhawks

The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman John Scott from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2012, according to a report from ESPN's Katie Strang.

Scott, one of the largest NHL players ever at 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds, has registered one assist in 29 games this season for Chicago while averaging just under seven minutes of ice time per game. During his career, the 29-year old has played in 140 games while notching one goal, four assists and 231 penalty minutes.

It's unlikely that Scott makes a major impact on the Rangers this season because of their impressive top six defenders, but he is known as an enforcer and will bring additional depth to the Rangers defense.

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