(born August 19, 1982) is a Canadian
professional ice hockey
player, an alternate captain
of the Dallas Stars
of the National Hockey League
Born in Summerside, PEI, Ott's family moved to the village of Stoney Point, Ontario in the Windsor area. Ott played his minor hockey with the Sun County Panthers of the OMHA in the mid-1990s before signing for the 1998-99 season with the Leamington Flyers Jr.B. club (WOJHL).
After a solid Jr.B. season, Ott was selected in the 2nd round (41st overall) of the 1998 OHL Priority Selection by the Windsor Spifires.
Ott was a first round draft pick of the Dallas Stars
, 25th overall at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft
. He played junior hockey for the Ontario Hockey League
(OHL)'s Windsor Spitfires
and had a brief spell with the Utah Grizzlies
of the American Hockey League
(AHL) before joining the Stars
NHL roster. Ott played for the Leamington Flyers
of the Junior B Hockey League in Ontario before being drafted by the Windsor Spitfires.
Ott represented Canada at the 2001 World Junior Hockey Championship
, helping the team win the bronze medal. As part of his pestiness, Ott learned and memorized offensive phrases in other languages to strategically annoy his opponents on the ice in a language they could understand. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout
, Ott played for the Hamilton Bulldogs
of the AHL where he set a team record for penalty minutes in a season, earning 279.
In the 2007–08
season, Ott was... Read More