Forward Scott Gomez will attend New Jersey Devils training camp next month on a tryout basis.
According to the Devils’ General Manager, Lou Lamoriello, the two determined after meeting a couple times that Gomez still desires to play and would like to try. Lamoriello encouraged him to do so and said “he’d be given every opportunity.”
In the 1998 NHL Draft, Gomez, 34, was New Jersey’s first-round pick (No. 27), and was a member of the Devils’ Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2000 and 2003. In 2007, bhe signed a seven-year, $51.5 million contract with the New York Rangers.
He was traded in 2009 to the Montreal Canadiens, who used a compliance buyout on his contract in 2013. Gomez most recently played for the Florida Panthers, scoring two goals and 12 points in 46 games.
Gomez scored 19 goals and 70 points as a rookie with the Devils in 1999-2000 to win the Calder Trophy, and he currently ranks sixth in franchise history in assists (334) and points (450).
The New Jersey Devils will kickoff the preseason on Monday, Sept. 22 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, followed by two more away games. The Devils will return home to New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Sunday, Sept. 28 to play one of their biggest rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers.
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