Yes, that was former St. John’s IceCap John Scott in Thursday night’s episode of the CBS drama S.W.A.T.
Then again, the 6-8, 260-pound Edmonton native is hard to miss.
In the episode ‘Imposters,’ the 35-year-old Scott played Bobby Strock, a much-hated opposition hockey player who needs protection while his team is visiting Los Angeles for a game.
Earlier this month, Scott told Associated Press hockey writer Stephen Whyno that while he enjoyed the experience, he didn’t plan on making a career out of acting. However, he may not quite be done working in front of a camera as he will likely make a cameo appearance in, “A Guy Like Me,” the movie about his story.
Someone else will play him.
Scott’s time as an IceCaps was brief — he appeared in 27 American Hockey League games for St. John’s in 2015-16 — but memorable, especially because it was during his time with the AHL team that he played in the National Hockey League All-Star Game.
While with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, he had been controversially voted by fans to play in the showcase contest. He ended up being traded to the Montreal Canadiens and assigned to St. John’s, all the while rejecting suggestions from NHL officials that he should decline his all-star selection.
After all the discussion and debate, he was named MVP of the all-star three-on-three tourney in Nashville, earning himself more fans, including among his fellow players.
Scott, who appeared in 265 NHL games, is retired from the game, but extremely busy. His wife, Danielle, gave birth to the couple’s fifth child three months ago.
“Just changing diapers, man,” he told Whyno when asked what was occupying his time these days.