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The fan vote campaign to make John Scott an NHL All-Star Game captain actually worked

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It started as a joke, but it's now a reality: John Scott is a captain for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.

As you'll recall, the NHL changed the All-Star Game format this fall to a 3-on-3 tournament between divisional teams. Immediately, fans started voting noted Arizona Coyotes enforcer John Scott to the top of the leaderboards. It was a funny bit for awhile, but there was no way it'd actually work, right?

After two months of fan voting for which players would captain those teams, the NHL announced the final results on Saturday. And WE DID IT.

In its press release, the NHL mentioned that Scott "paced" the Pacific vote race. Which probably indicates the fan campaign was a wild success.

Scott has a grand total of five goals and 11 points in his seven-year career. He was actually waived by the Coyotes a few weeks ago, which made the whole campaign even more hilarious. Scott is on record as not being a fan of this whole thing, but it looks like he's got a trip to Nashville lined up anyways.