Former Prince Albert Raiders star and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Ian Scott posted on his Instagram that he is stepping away from the game due to injuries.
The 23 -year-old goaltender was the playoff MVP of the Prince Albert Raiders en route to the WHL Championship in 2018-19. Scott’s final record in those playoffs was 16-6-1 with five shutouts and a .925 save percentage.
In addition to being named to Canada’s World Junior Team that season, Scott was also named the CHL Goaltender of the Year. In 49 games with the Raiders, Scott was 38-8-1-2 with a 1.83 GAA and two shutouts.
Scott finished his stellar career with the Raiders with a record of 87-64-9, a GAA of 2.90, and five shutouts.
The Calgary native was a fourth-round pick, 110th overall, by the Maple Leafs. Unfortunately, his injuries prevented him from playing a game for the big club. Ultimately, Scott was able too play eight professional games. Five with the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL. Two with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. As well as one with the Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL.
Scott’s career never got off to the start he wanted. He missed the entire 2019-2020 season due to a hip injury. The COVID-plagued 2020-2021 season also hurt Scott as he only got to play in six games between the AHL and ECHL. During his final season, injuries limited him to one period with the Newfoundland Growlers..
The Maple Leafs were high on Scott. According to Fansided, he was ranked as their number 10 prospect and their top goaltender In their system.
“Who knows if he can keep it up, but he is at least for now, the top goalie in the Toronto Maple Leafs system,” wrote James Tanner.
In addition to his amazing junior goaltending stats, Scott did something many goaltenders dream of doing and scored an elusive goalie goal.
Best of luck in the future, Ian.