Scott "Scottie" Upshall
(born October 7, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger
currently playing for the Florida Panthers
of the National Hockey League
(NHL). He was selected in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft
by the Nashville Predators
in the first round, sixth overall.
Fort McMurray Oil Barons
Upshall played with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons
of the AJHL
in 1999-2000 as a sixteen year old. In 52 games, Upshall had 26 goals and 52 points, helping the Oil Barons to the Royal Bank Cup
. In five games at the Royal Bank Cup, Upshall had two goals and six points, helping the Oil Barons to the championship.
Upshall joined the Kamloops Blazers
of the WHL
. Upshall had a memorable rookie season, scoring 42 goals and 87 points in 70 games, helping Kamloops to the playoffs. In four playoff games, Upshall had two assists. After the season, he was named to the WHL
All-Rookie Team, the CHL
All-Rookie Team, and won the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
as Rookie of the Year in the WHL, as well as the CHL Rookie of the Year
Upshall had another very solid season with the Blazers in 2001–02
, as he had 32 goals and 83 points in 61 games, followed by a goal and three points in four playoff games. Upshall also played for Canada at the 2002 World Junior Hockey Championship
, where he had three goals and six points in seven games, helping the Canadians to the silver medal. After beginning the 2002–03
season with the......