Scott Gomez

Personal life

Scott Gomez was born on 23rd December, 1979 in Anchorage, Alaska. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Scott Carlos Gomez is an American professional Ice Hockey Coach and also a Former Player. He served as the assistant coach for the New York Islanders of the NHL. He has played in National Hockey League with - New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Forida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Blues. Aged around 37 years, Height 5.11, Weight 91kg, Ice Hockey position - Center, Ice Hockey shoots - Left.

Gomez was once asked this question that why he wanted to quit playing hockey at the age of 4, he then said, "I told my mom it is dangerous and I wanted to quit Skating, but my mother supported me and my father won't let me quit the team and the reason was because he bought me a new pair of skates and there was no way the money was going to waste".

Career

His playing career lasted from 1999-2016. In 1998 NHL entry draft, Gomez was selected in the first round by the New Jersey Devils. He was playing for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League at that time. He also played for Alaska Aces.

After he performed well in WHL, he was taken to New Jersey for the 1999-2000 NHL season, which made him the fifth Alaskan to play in the NHL.

He was the league's top rookie and was also awarded with the Calder Memorial Trophy and he also played in the NHL All-Star Game in Toronto. He made 51 assists and 70 points for the Devil's in the rookie National Hockey League season.

In the 2000 playoff's where Devil's had won their second Stanley cup, Gomez scored 10 points.

On May 30th, 2017, Gomez was named as the assistant coach for the New York Islanders of the NHL.

He with his team was awarded many trophies, Abbott Cup (BCHL, 96-97), Doyle Cup (BCHL, 96-97), All-Rookie Team (WHL,97-98)West First All Star Team (WHL, 98-99), Calder Memorial Trophy (NHL, 1999-2000), Stanley Cup (NHL, 2003), Most Valuable Player (ECHL, 2004-2005), Victoria Cup (NHL, 2008)

Two time Stanley Cup Champion Scott Gomez has been added to the One Jersey Digital Networks exclusive coverage of the game (2016).

The veteran NHL centre told the Alaska news he is hanging up his skates after 1079 regular-season games, two Stanley Cup titles, an Olympic appearance and Calder Trophy as the leagues top rookie in 2000. The news of his retirement has been publically announced and has even been tweeted by his friends (2016).

Scott is pretty satisfied especially when he looks back at his records and performances that helped him become a sensation, a success. Even his juniors and team mates can tell what a man of character and inspiration he was, to many of them. Gomez is the ultimate teammate. The anchorage wraps up his NHL career with 181 goals, 575 assists, 756 points, and a little more than $63million in earnings. Scott has appeared in more than 1000 games in NHL.