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Scott Gomez | Center

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/23/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
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While Scott Gomez continues to skate, he has still not signed a deal with the New Jersey Devils.
The Devils are off to a 3-1 start and there have yet to be any openings at center for the diminutive veteran. "I’m just skating every day. Staying in shape," Gomez said after practice Friday. "I knew what it was like coming in. The main thing is to keep sharp," he said. "The season is young. The team is doing well. I just want that to continue." Oct 18 - 7:44 AM

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The New Jersey Devils aren't interested in signing Scott Gomez - at least not yet.

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has asked Gomez if he'll continue to practice with the team as an unsigned player. The idea is that New Jersey might sign Gomez down the road if an opening presents itself.
Oct 7 - 10:54 AM

Scott Gomez (wrist) hopes that he has played well enough to stick with the New Jersey Devils.

Gomez is on a professional tryout with the Devils and has two goals and a helper in three pre-season games. "It was a little stinger. They just wanted to make sure it was fine," Gomez said about his wrist injury. "It didn’t affect the play. I’ve seen too many guys with worse injuries that they never complained about it. That would be a slap in their face if I would even start [complaining]. They just wanted to make sure everything was fine and it is." The Devils still have nine players to cut and Gomez is obviously hoping he is not one of them.
Oct 4 - 7:36 AM

Scott Gomez has been dealing with a wrist injury, but it's not believed to be serious.

Gomez stayed off the ice for two days, but he's expected to practice with the Devils on Wednesday. He's trying to earn a roster spot after joining the Devils' training camp on a tryout basis.
Oct 1 - 8:36 AM

Devils fans booed Scott Gomez early in Sunday's preseason contest.

Gomez is on a tryout contract in the hopes of making the team. It's quite the fall from grace for him after he once bolted from New Jersey to the rival New York Rangers on a monster seven-year, $51.5 million deal. Gomez added that some fans confronted him during the team's warmups. "I got some guy telling me where to go right away, Jersey style," he said. "That was going to be expected, but it is what it is. That's being back in Jersey, that's for sure." He seemed to win some fans over with his two-goal performance in the exhibition game.
Sep 29 - 10:37 AM

Scott Gomez scored two power play goals as the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Sunday.

Gomez was invited to Devils’ camp on a pro tryout. The goals were Gomez’ first two of the preseason. The 34-year-old is making a case to be signed by the Devils. Even if he does make the team, Gomez hasn’t hit the 20-point mark since 2010. Marek Zidlicky also scored a goal and an assist in the win.
Sep 28 - 9:45 PM

Scott Gomez is seeing some time on the point during the power play in the pre-season.

Gomez is an excellent passer and stickhandler and while he doesn't have a big shot, he could be of use on the power play. "My best asset, I think, is the other team looking at me and saying, ‘What the hell is he doing on the point?’ That maybe opens it up a little bit," Gomez said jokingly. "It's actually a sneak (tactic). I’m not going to intimidate anyone with my shot, but when you play with guys who can get open like (Michael) Ryder, they have to respect his shot. It opens a lot up." Gomez has had a few tough years fantasy-wise and he is better left on the waiver wire to start the season.
Sep 27 - 8:57 AM

Although he appears to be a long shot to crack the Devils’ line-up, Scott Gomez is hoping the team will offer him a contract before the regular season begins.

Gomez is in Devils’ camp on a try-out. "If anything, it feels like being a rookie again being here," said Gomez. "It’s good to be back in the area. I’ve seen a lot of people, like team employees and stuff, and not much has changed." The 34-year-old hasn’t been very productive since 2010. You can steer clear of Gomez in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 25 - 6:41 PM

Scott Gomez thinks he can still be offensively productive if given the chance.

Gomez has gone from a guy who averages around a point-per-game to one who hasn't reached the 20-point mark since 2010-11. He thinks that's a result of his circumstances rather than a decline in his skills though. "I've always been a playmaker," Gomez said. "But the main question the last few years has been, 'Why can't he still do that?' Well, you're playing six minutes a night with guys who don't score. Fine. I'll play anywhere, but don't say I'm not the same player." He's impressed Devils coach Pete DeBoer so far, but Gomez will still have a hard time earning a roster spot given the Devils' logjam with 14 forwards already signed to one-way contracts.
Sep 24 - 9:54 AM

Scott Gomez has been invited to attend New Jersey's training camp.

"He felt he still had a lot of hockey in him and he's been working out this summer so I told him to come to camp," GM Lou Lamoriello said. "There are no promises. We certainly know what he has the capability of doing." In 46 games with the Florida Panthers last season, he contributed just two goals and 12 points. Gomez started his career with the Devils an played seven seasons with the club before signing a hefty seven-year, $51.5 million deal with the New York Rangers.
Aug 27 - 8:27 PM

Scott Gomez wasn't available to play Thursday because of an illness.

It was the second straight he missed as a result of not feeling well. Gomez has appeared in only 46 games with the Panthers this season, most of which he missed as a healthy scratch. He has two goals and 12 points this year.
Apr 11 - 7:55 AM

Scott Gomez scored a lone goal in Florida's 2-1 loss to Phoenix Thursday night.

It was Gomez's second goal of the season and first since opening night. Defenseman Dimitry Kulikov assisted the lone goal for the Panthers.
Mar 21 - 3:56 AM

Scott Gomez will remain with the Florida Panthers after clearing waivers on Wednesday.

Florida is going to play their young centers for the remainder of the season, so it's unlikely that Gomez will see much playing time. He has one goal and seven assists in 29 games this year.
Mar 6 - 10:53 AM

Scott Gomez has cleared waivers.

Gomez was placed on waivers Tuesday and none of the 29 other NHL teams were interested in his services. With only one goal and eight points in 29 games, it is not hard to see why. It remains to be seen if Gomez will remain with Florida or be sent to the minors. Stay tuned.
Mar 5 - 12:37 PM

The Florida Panthers have placed Scott Gomez on waivers.

Gomez has a goal and eight points in 29 games this season. There's a chance that a team might claim him for the sake of adding some veteran leadership.
Mar 4 - 12:30 PM

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C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Jacob Josefson
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Dainius Zubrus
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Tuomo Ruutu
6Jordin Tootoo
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Martin Havlat
3Michael Ryder
4Damien Brunner
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Marek Zidlicky
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Jonathon Merrill
7Adam Larsson
G1Cory Schneider
2Scott Clemmensen