Mike Scott doesn’t watch hockey. He can’t name the top players in the NHL. And yet, the Washington Wizards reserve forward probably owns more hockey sweaters than Alex Ovechkin.
“You can’t put nothing crazy,” said Scott, who orders five to 10 jerseys at a time on the NHL’s official site, where men’s custom sweaters typically cost between $199.99 and $249.99 each. “You can’t put curse words. I tried.”
Mike Scott said his customized NHL jersey count is hovering around 55 right now.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) November 17, 2017
Even for big, nat'l TV games, you'll never catch him in a suit. Only in his NHL jerseys.
Last game in MIA, his jersey name plate read: "AYEBAYBAY"
Scott played five seasons for the Hawks in Atlanta, and many of his custom jerseys have been inspired by southern slang or song titles. “NAW FR,” a song title borrowed from the Georgia hip-hop trio Migos, is the nameplate of his St. Louis Blues piece, while “PULLUPWITTA,” a SahBabii reference, covers the back of his Columbus Blue Jackets sweater. When Scott signed a one-year deal to join the Wizards last summer, he needed a Capitals jersey. The 29-year-old Virginia native adorned it with a playground taunt: “YOU COOKED,” which means “you ugly.”
In the video above, Scott opened his closet and showed off a few jerseys from his expansive, unique collection. We can promise you, none are cooked.
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