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Scott Gomez
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: December 23, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, AK, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: NJD / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (27th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1999-2000
Has 123g-358a-481pts in 598 games with NJ...Registered 477th pt. with goal Mar. 10 vs. Min. to pass S. Niedermayer (476pts) for 4th on team's points list With 2a Mar. 8 vs. Phi. passed J. MacLean (354a) for 3rd in NJD history...Notched first career GDG Feb. 17 vs. Buf...Recorded points in three straight twice: Feb. 20-23 (1g-2a-3pts) & Dec. 11-15 (2g-2a-4pts)...Had points in back-to-back games five times, most recently Mar. 23-26 (1g-1a-2pts)...Recorded season-high 1g-2a-3pts Jan. 3 vs. Phi...Notched 2a five times, most recently Mar. 20 at Buf...Appeared in 1,000th NHL game Dec. 27 at NYR...Posted 1g-1a-2pts Dec. 15 at NYI; assist was 338th with NJ, passing S. Stevens for 4th in team history...Scored 1st goal with NJ since Mar. 28, '07 on Dec. 13 at Dal...Made season debut Dec. 2 at Pit.; became 25th player to be re-acquired and see action with NJD Signed contract Dec. 1 Posted career-high 33g-51a-84pts in 2005-06...Led NHL with 56a in 2003-04 (tie)...Won 2000 Calder Trophy.
BCHL All-Rookie Team (1997) WHL West First All-Star Team (1999) NHL All-Rookie Team (2000) Calder Memorial Trophy (2000) ECHL First All-Star Team (2005) ECHL Leading Scorer (2005) ECHL MVP (2005) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000, 2008) Signed as a free agent by Alaska (ECHL), October 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2007. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto for Chris Higgins, Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko, June 30, 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to upper body, groin and head ijuries. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Alaska (ECHL), September 28, 2012. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, January 23, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 31, 2013.
Quote of the Day

It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday