John Scott has enjoyed a whirlwind few days. ©2016, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

John Scott named NHL’s first star; Sabres rookie Jack Eichel third

BUFFALO – Right now, it’s John Scott’s world … we’re merely living in it.

A day after earning NHL All-Star Game MVP honors as the Pacific Division captain, the former Sabres tough guy today was named the league’s first star of the week.

Remember, Scott, who scored two goals in the new three-on-three format, isn’t even on an NHL roster. The Arizona Coyotes recently traded the NHL’s leading All-Star vote-getter to the Montreal Canadiens, who promptly dropped him to their AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps.

Hockey’s biggest sensation had one assist in 11 games this season before being sent to the minors.

Meanwhile, Sabres rookie Jack Eichel earned third star honors for the week ending Jan. 31. The center compiled two goals and four points, including the winning and tying goals in the Sabres’ 3-2 victory Tuesday in Ottawa, in two games.

Columbus Blue Jackets winger Cam Atkinson (four goals, five points) was named second star.

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