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John Scott takes shot at NHL before playing in All-Star game

John Scott of the St. John's IceCaps signs autographs for fans on arrival at the Nashville International Airport on January 28, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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John Scott has taken a shot at the NHL.

Fans voted the 6-foot-8, 260-pound enforcer into the All-Star game, which is being played Sunday. Scott writes in a story posted Thursday by The Players Tribune that he got a call from the NHL, trying to talk him out of participating in the showcase event.

According to Scott, someone with the NHL asked him: "Do you think this is something your kids would be proud of?"

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Scott writes that moment strengthened his decision to play in a 3-on-3 format with some of the best hockey players in the world. He has scored just five goals since his NHL debut in 2009, and the former Arizona player is currently playing in the minor leagues.

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