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Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Bird Dogg[1]
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Philadelphia Flyers
Nashville Predators
Nationality CAN
Born April 18 1982 (1982-04-18) (age 27),
Regina, SK
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2000
Nashville Predators
Pro Career 2000 – present

Scott Hartnell (born April 18, 1982 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers.


Playing career

Prior to entering the NHL, Scott Hartnell played two seasons of Canadian Junior-A hockey for the Lloydminster Blazers of the AJHL.[2] He then spent two seasons playing for the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. In the 1999-2000 season, Hartnell was not only the captain of the Raiders, but he lead the team with 82 points and was named team MVP.[2] He was also chosen to play for Bobby Orr in the CHL Top Prospects Game.[2]

Hartnell was the sixth overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. Considered a gritty power forward at 6 feet 2 inches tall, the left winger was the youngest player in franchise history to play for the Predators. He was also the youngest player in the NHL in the 2000-01 season.[3] Hartnell's first NHL game was played in Japan against the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of a 2 game set planned by the NHL to raise international interest in the league.[4] Hartnell has stated that this game marks his favorite NHL moment.

Through six seasons with the Predators, Hartnell played in 453 games, accumulating 93 goals and 118 assists. During the 2003-04 NHL season, Scott had 3 game-winning goals, two of which occurred in overtime. In his first career playoff series in the against the Detroit Red Wings in 2004, he tied the team high with 3 points (1G, 2A). During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, he helped Vålerenga win the Norwegian Championship, scoring 12 goals in 11 playoff games.[2]

In the 2005-06 NHL season, Hartnell accumulated a career high 25 goals and 23 assists, for a total of 48 points. Additionally, Hartnell scored his first career hat trick on February 4, 2006 in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The first two goals of the trifecta were scored against Adam Munro, with the final goal coming against Craig Anderson. The following season Hartnell continued to produce similar offensive numbers. He also set franchise records for career penalty minutes (461)[5] and for the fastest two goals by an individual (23 seconds).[6] All of this was despite a broken foot which resulted in Hartnell missing the the entire month of March.[7]

On June 18, 2007, Hartnell along with Kimmo Timonen were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a first-round pick previously acquired from Nashville for Peter Forsberg. Hartnell almost immediately signed a six-year contract worth $25.2 million.[8]

In his first season with the Flyers, Hartnell was one of a series of five Flyers suspended for questionable on-ice hits.[9] Specifically, Hartnell was suspended for two games as a result of a hit on Andrew Alberts of the Boston Bruins.[10] Additionally, Hartnell's offensive production slowed initially. While he registered his first point as a Flyer in the home opener, [11] his first goal (an empty net goal) did not come until the 16th game of the season.[12] However, his scoring began to increase around mid-season.[9] On January 8, 2007, in a game against the Atlanta Thrashers, Hartnell scored his 100th career goal.[13] Two days later, Hartnell was credited with his first career natural hat trick. He scored three goals in a row in a 6-2 victory over the New York Rangers, all against Henrik Lundqvist. The first and third goals were at even strength, while the second was scored on the power play.[14] He managed yet another hat trick on January 19, 2008 registering 3 goals, including the game winning goal, and an assist against Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders.[15]

Personal life

Scott and his wife Lisa currently reside in the Old City section of Philadelphia.[1] His parents, Bill and Joy Hartnell, are both teachers in Lloydminster, Alberta. In his spare time Scott likes to work out, play golf and go boating. He spends his summers in Brainerd, Minnesota.


  • Played in the NHL YoungStars Game in 2002.


  • Nashville Predators' franchise record for career penalty minutes (544)
  • Nashville Predators' franchise record for fastest two goals scored by an individual (23 seconds)

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997-98 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 1 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 65 10 34 44 104 14 0 5 5 22
1999-00 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 62 27 55 82 124 6 3 2 5 6
2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 75 2 14 16 48 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 75 14 27 41 111 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 82 12 22 34 101 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 59 18 15 33 87 6 1 2 3 2
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 81 25 23 48 101 5 1 0 1 4
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 64 22 17 39 96 5 1 1 2 28
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 43 15 12 27 109 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 479 108 130 238 653 16 3 3 6 34

International play

Played for Canada in:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Barkowitz, Ed. "Hartnell at Home in Philly", Philadelphia Daily News, 2008-01-15. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 NHL Players Association. NHL Player Bio: Scott Hartnell. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  3. "Predators praying to join playoff hunt", ESPN, 2002-09-30. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  4. Smaal, Rob. "Jagr's Penguins to take on Predators in Japan", The Japan Times, 2000-06-08. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  5. The Canadian Press. "Timonen scores a power-play goal as Predators top Red Wings 6-2", The Hockey News, 2006-11-25. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  6. Sports Network. "Phoenix 1, Nashville 4", TSN, 2007-02-19. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  7. Staff. "Predators' Hartnell out up to six weeks", TSN, 2007-02-25. Retrieved on 2008-01-17.
  8. McKenzie, Bob. "Flyers acquire, sign Hartnell and Timonen", TSN, 2007-06-18. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Parillo, Ray. "Flyers' Hartnell flourishes with new linemates", The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2008-01-19. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.
  10. Panaccio, Tim. "Flyers' Hartnell suspended for two games", The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2007-11-27. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  11. Kurz, Kevin. "Flyers Win Home Opener, 3-1",, 2007-10-13. Retrieved on 2008-01-17.
  12. Siville, Joe. "Special Teams Paces Flyers to 5-2 Win",, 2007-11-10. Retrieved on 2008-01-17.
  13. Associated Press. "Carter scores twice in 13 seconds, lifts Flyers past Thrashers", ESPN, 2008-01-08. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  14. Kurz, Kevin. "Hartnell's natural hat trick lifts Flyers",, 2008-01-10. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  15. Associated Press. "New York proves lucky for Hartnell, who scores hat trick for Flyers", ESPN, 2008-01-19. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.
  16. 1999 National Men's Under-18 Team. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.

External links

  • Scott Hartnell's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Scott Hartnell's biography at Legends of Hockey
  • Scott Hartnell's NHL player profile
  • Scott Hartnell at
Nashville Predators first-round draft picks

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