Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today signed free-agent center Scott Gomez to a new contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.
Gomez has been skating with the Devils since attending 2014 training camp on a tryout basis. He joins the club after spending the 2013-14 season with Florida, where he compiled two goals and ten assists for 12 points in 46 appearances. The 5-11, 200-lb. forward has career totals of 173 goals and 540 assists for 713 points and 626 penalty minutes in 987 career NHL games over 14 seasons with New Jersey, the NY Rangers, Montreal, San Jose and Florida. He has 116 goals and 334 assists for 450 points and 362 penalty minutes in 548 games with the Devils, and was a member of their 2000 and 2003 Stanley Cup Championship teams.
Gomez also has 29 goals and 72 assists for 101 points in 149 career playoff games, including 21 goals and 44 assists for 65 points in 97 games with New Jersey. He is looking to become the 25th player to be re-acquired and see action with the team. Born December 23, 1979 in Anchorage, AK, he has participated in two NHL All-Star Games, tied for the league lead in assists in 2003-04 (56) and was the recipient of the 2000 Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.
He represented the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, 2004 World Cup of Hockey and two World Junior Championships. Gomez was New Jersey’s second choice (first round) and 27th overall selection in the 1998 Entry Draft after playing his junior hockey with Tri City (WHL). He also saw action with Alaska (ECHL) in 2004-05 and 2012-13.