A fourth season beckons for this popular blue liner as a delighted Raiders’ management welcome back the vastly experienced Dan Scott #13 to wear the Gold and Blue for 21-22.
Dan brings to the Raiders his extensive experience and a winning mentality of over 400 appearances in his career at EIHL with Coventry, and EPL level with Hull, Telford, Slough and Basingstoke, which have seen him win EPL League and Cup winners medals with Telford and NIHL League and Play Off winners medals with Basingstoke, in a season when he was voted by his peers to the NIHL ALL Star Team.
In his three seasons with the Raiders, Dan has made 92 appearances, scoring 12 goals and 46 Assists for 58 points (95th in Raiders all time scoring) whilst guiding and mentoring his younger colleagues in Defence to notable effect. His leadership skills were recognised as he wore the “A” for the past two seasons. Dan’s two best scoring seasons have been his first two seasons in Gold and Blue.
Dan played his junior career at Invicta, making his senior debut for the Dynamos during the 2006/07 season aged 14, before finishing his junior career at Northwood School in U.S.A. He was selected to appear for Great Britain in three junior world championship campaigns, one at Under 18 and two at Under 20, picking up a bronze medal in the first and captaining his country in the second.
Dan also added a perhaps unwanted role as Raiders chief cheerleader during the Spring Cup after an unfortunate early injury denied the team of his normal services. As you would expect he also did a sterling job in the stands, celebrating each goal and success for his team mates and offering the findings of a lofty viewpoint in the breaks.
Dan is keen to get a proper season under his belt as he explained:-
“Yeh I’m really happy to be back with the Raiders for another season and can’t wait to build on what the boys did during the Spring Cup.
“Sean is putting together a good young team that should be competing each night. It will be great to get the fans back in the building to get that great atmosphere again in the Sapphire.”
Sean Easton is pleased to see Dan back on defensive duties for the team:-
“Dan Scott is another vital piece of the Raiders organisation. A popular guy (geezer) in the room but when he speaks people listen.
“He is a veteran in our D core, passing on his experience and wisdom to the younger Dmen in the club.
“Scotty is a big physical presence on the ice, a heavy shooting point man with a calm collected head on his shoulders in tough situations.”
Welcome back Scotty. You can stand down from the cheering now. We think we have some able bodies and voices lined up to cover this for you.