BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract on the first day of the NHL's free agency period.
TSN reports the deal is worth $600,000.
Listed at 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds, the 29-year-old Scott split last season between Chicago and the New York Rangers. He finished with just one assist in 35 games.
"John's size and toughness make him a difficult player to battle against," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said in a press release by the team. "His physical play will be a valuable addition to our team."
Scott is known as an enforcer, the 29-year-old has 22 fights in his NHL career. The Sabres perhaps looking to add some toughness after they failed to respond to the Milan Lucic hit that injured goalie Ryan Miller last season.
Undrafted out of Michigan Tech, Scott broke into the NHL during the 2008-09 season with the Minnesota Wild. Overall, he has a goal and four assists, and 236 penalty minutes in 146 career games. Scott has played both forward and defense during his NHL career.