Scott Gomez joined the Islanders organization as an Assistant Coach on May 30, 2017.
Gomez retired from hockey at the completition of the 2015-16 season after a 16-year NHL career that included a Calder Memorial Trophy in 1999-00 as the league's top rookie, as well as two Stanley Cup Championships with the New Jersey Devils (2000, 2003).
A two-time NHL All-Star, Gomez scored 756 points (181 goals, 575 assists) in 1,079 career regular-season games with New Jersey, the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators. In 2003-04, Gomez led the NHL in assists (56, tied with Martin St. Louis).
The New Jersey Devils selected Gomez in the first round, 27th overall, of the 1998 NHL Draft. A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Gomez scored 101 points (29 goals, 72 assists) in 149 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
On the international stage, Gomez played for Team USA at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 1998 and 1999 World Junior Championships.