SHARE

Gomez, Thompson, Crabb sign with ECHL Alaska

Friday, 09.28.2012 / 2:58 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Gomez, Thompson, Crabb sign with ECHL Alaska
Anchorage natives Scott Gomez, Nate Thompson and Joey Crabb were on the ice Friday after signing contracts with the ECHL Alaska Aces.

Anchorage natives Scott Gomez, Nate Thompson and Joey Crabb were on the ice Friday after signing contracts with the ECHL Alaska Aces.

Gomez, of the Montreal Canadiens, and Thompson, who plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning, signed professional tryout agreements, according to the Aces' website. Crabb, who signed with the Washington Capitals this summer, signed a standard professional contract.

Gomez, 32, won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 2000 and was a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the New Jersey Devils. His 686 points are the most by any NHL player born in Alaska. Gomez also played for the Aces during the 2004-05 work stoppage.

Crabb, 29, had a career-high 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. Thompson, 27, had nine goals and 15 points in 68 games for the Lightning.

Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final