January 9, 1970|
Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
New Jersey Devils|
St. Louis Blues
47th overall, 1989|
New Jersey Devils
Pellerin was born in Shediac, New Brunswick. He played high school hockey at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (a boarding school) in Wilcox, Saskatchewan under coach Barry MacKenzie. In Pellerin's junior year, his midget AAA hockey team took 2nd place in the 1987 Air Canada Cup (the national midget AAA finals). His high school hockey teammates included other future NHLers including Rod Brind'Amour, Jeff Batters, Jason Herter and Joby Messier. In 1988, Pellerin's senior year, he played for the Hounds junior AA team during its 1st season in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. That year, the Hounds won the Centennial Cup (the National Junior AA championship) behind goaltender Curtis Joseph.
Pellerin was drafted 47th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Hobey Baker Award as the best collegiate player in America in 1992 while playing for the University of Maine. He turned pro in 1992, joined the Devils organization and divided his time between the NHL and the AHL with the Utica Devils and then the Albany River Rats. Pellerin signed with the St. Louis Blues in 1996, where he played more ice time. His best season in the NHL came with the Blues in 1998–99 where in 80 games, he scored 20 goals and 41 points.
In 2000, Pellerin was claimed by the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft but was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for the rights of Askhat Rakhmatulin and two draft picks at the trade deadline. He signed with the Boston Bruins in 2001 but after just one goal in 35 games, he was placed on waivers and eventually claimed by the Dallas Stars. In 2003, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Claude Lemieux and the rights to Guy Lanouette. Pellerin re-signed with St. Louis, but only managed two games for the team having been assigned to the AHL's Worcester IceCats. He retired in 2004. In total, Pellerin played 536 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 72 goals and 126 assists for 198 points.
Since 2015, Pellerin has served as the director of player development for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. He was promoted to Senior Director of Player Development in August 23, 2018, with Stephane Robidas promoted to take his place.
In 1997, Pellerin was inducted into the University of Maine Hall of Fame and in 2008 he was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1988–89|||
|All-Hockey East First Team||1991–92|||
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||1991–92|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1992|
|Hobey Baker Award Winner||1992|
|AHL Calder Cup Champion||1994–95|
Regular season and playoffs
|1986–87||Notre Dame Hounds||SMHL||72||62||68||130||98||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Notre Dame Hounds||SJHL||57||37||49||86||139||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Notre Dame Hounds||Cen-Cup||—||—||—||—||—||5||5||1||6||—|
|1988–89||University of Maine||HE||45||29||33||62||92||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||University of Maine||HE||42||22||34||56||68||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||University of Maine||HE||43||23||25||48||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||University of Maine||HE||37||32||25||57||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||New Jersey Devils||NHL||45||10||11||21||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||New Jersey Devils||NHL||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Albany River Rats||AHL||73||28||46||74||84||5||2||1||3||11|
|1994–95||Albany River Rats||AHL||74||23||33||56||95||14||6||4||10||8|
|1995‒1�96||New Jersey Devils||NHL||6||2||1||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Albany River Rats||AHL||75||35||47||82||142||4||0||3||3||10|
|1996–97||St. Louis Blues||NHL||54||8||10||18||35||6||0||0||0||6|
|1997–98||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||8||21||29||62||10||0||2||2||10|
|1998–99||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||20||21||41||42||8||1||0||1||4|
|1999–2000||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||8||15||23||48||7||0||0||0||2|
|2003–04||St. Louis Blues||NHL||2||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- "1992 Winner - SCOTT PELLERIN of University of Maine". hobeybaker.com. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
- Lund, Ryan (June 21, 2017). "Looking back at the Wild's 2000 expansion draft haul". foxnews.com. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
- "Pellerin elevated to Director of Player Development". NHL.com. June 5, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
- "Six to be inducted into New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame (08/03/18)". gnb.ca. March 18, 2008. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
- "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Rookie of the Year
(Shared With Rob Gaudreau)
| Hockey East Player of the Year
| Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
| William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player
| Minnesota Wild captain