Sport: Hockey: Year Inducted: 2004
The seeds for Scott Pearson’s professional hockey career were sewn in the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association where, as a 15-year-old member of the Cornwall Royals midget travelling team, he caught the attention of junior hockey scouts with a prolific season, scoring 40 goals and collecting 40 assists in 60 games.
The Kingston Canadians pounced on the Cornwall talent, making him the first pick in the second round of the Ontario Hockey League draft.
In his second year, when he was named team captain, he helped the struggling Canadians to a playoff berth. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound sophomore leftwinger scored 30 goals and contributed to the Canadiens resurgence with stellar defensive play.
In his third season he blossomed into one of the OHL’s top scoring threats, registering at least one point a game despite nagging injuries.
He was invited to the World junior team selection camp and was one of the last cuts.
A trade to the Niagara Falls Thunder saw him finish his junior career with impressive career scoring stats of 107 goals and 228 points.
Toronto Maple Leafs made Scott their first-round pick (sixth overall) in the 1988 entry draft.
In 1990, he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques and later played for Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres. He finished his NHL career with the New York Islanders.
As an NHLer, Scott scored 56 goals and added 42 assists for 98 points.
Scott’s American Hockey League career saw him playing with Newmarket Saints, Halifax Citadels, Rochester Americans, and St. John’s Maple Leafs.
He enjoyed great success in the International Hockey League with the powerful Chicago Wolves. In three seasons he scored 76 goals and registered 120 points in helping the Wolves to two league Championships in 1998 and 2000.
Scott finished his hockey career with Essen Moskitos(Mosquitos) of the German Elite Hockey League (DEL)where he recorded 21 goals in 50 games.
He played for Team Canada in the 2000 Deutshland Cup, which was won by the Canadians.
He now coaches the Atlanta Fire youth travelling team and recently has worked as an analyst on Atlanta Thrashers TV broadcasts.
In 2007, Scott made a one game comeback with the Gwinnette Gladiators of the ECHL after their roster had been depleted by a rash of injuries.