Florida Panthers announced the one-year deal with Scott Gomez on Wednesday. The team’s General Manager Dale Tallon is expecting Scott’s addition will make the team’s middle lineup stronger.
The veteran center Scott Gomez will get $900,000 with this contract, where this contract helps both parties positively.
The Anchorage native, Scott Gomez scored 117 points with 33 goals and 84 points during 2005-06 season for Devils. “He is a quick and skilled forward with a wealth of hockey experience, including two Stanley Cup titles, who will be a leader for our younger players,” said Date Tallon.
33 year-old, Scott played his last season with San Jose Sharks after being bought out by the Montreal Canadiens in January following the end of the lockout. He scored 15 points including 2 goals and 12 assists in 39 games for Sharks.
He was selected as 27th overall by New Jersey Devils in 1998 NHL draft. He also won the Stanley Cup rings with New Jercey Devils in 2000 and 2003. He posted 171 goals and 701 points in 941 regular-season games and scored 29 goals and 101 points in 149 postseason games.
However, one-year deal is a low-risk one and low-reward move. Scott is mostly known for signing a bad contract with the Canadians. He also failed to score in the past few seasons with the Habs.