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Sharks Sign Center Scott Gomez

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, California -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent center Scott Gomez to a one-year deal. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gomez, 33, posted 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in 38 games with Montreal in 2011-12. This season, he spent 11 games with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL this season recording 13 points (six goals, seven assists).

The 12-year NHL veteran has appeared in 902 career regular season games with the New Jersey Devils, the New York Rangers and Montreal, amassing 686 points (169 goals, 517 assists).

The 2000 Calder Memorial Trophy winner, awarded to the League’s best rookie, was also named to the 2000 NHL All-Rookie Team.

A two-time NHL All-Star (2000, 2008), he has made three Stanley Cup Finals appearances with New Jersey (2000, 2001 and 2003), winning the Stanley Cup twice (2000, 2003). In 140 career NHL playoff games, Gomez has posted 99 points (29 goals, 70 assists) and his 70 assists are T-55th most in NHL Playoff history.

Gomez has represented the United States of America in several international tournaments including: 2006 Olympics, 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 1998 and 1999 World Junior Championships.

The five-foot-eleven, 200-pound native of Anchorage, Alaska was originally selected by New Jersey in the first round (27th overall) of the 1998 NHL Draft.

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