February 1, 2016 3:26 pm
Updated: February 2, 2016 11:36 am

Petition pushes for John Scott as 2016 Calgary Stampede parade marshal

WATCH: Q107’s Sarah Crosbie joins Global Calgary with details on a petition to have John Scott named the 2016 Calgary Stampede parade marshal.


CALGARY – A petition started by two local radio hosts is asking the Calgary Stampede to name All-Star MVP John Scott as parade marshal for the 2016 Stampede.

Scott served as Pacific Division captain during the 2016 NHL All-Star weekend, leading Calgary Flames’ Mark Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau to a 1-0 win in the championship. He scored twice during the tournament.

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The petition from Q107’s Sarah Crosbie and Jeff Brown says Scott is the “epitome of a classy professional athlete.”

“Get this man a White Hat and a horse and let’s bring him to Calgary.”

Scott made his NHL debut in 2009. He played for the Arizona Coyotes when he was named to the all-star team, but was later stunned by a trade to Montreal, which sent him to its AHL affiliate in St. John’s.

Former Stampede parade marshals include Olympian Kaillie Humphries, actor William Shatner, astronaut Chris Hadfield , Man in Motion Rick Hansen, actor Christopher Reeve and Mickey Mouse.

 – With files from The Associated Press

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