Scott Gomez is currently an assistant coach for the New York Islanders. He is a 15-year NHL veteran center, who most recently played for the Ottawa Senators. He most recently served as an analyst for the NHL Network and NBC Sports Network.
The New Jersey Devils originally drafted Gomez as the 27th overall pick of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut for the Devils during the 1999-2000 season, making him the first native Alaskan to play in the NHL. In his rookie season he was awarded the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie, played in the NHL All-Star Game, and scored 10 points in the 2000 NHL playoffs as the Devils won the Stanley Cup.
Gomez later went on to play for the New York Rangers (2007-2009), Montreal Canadiens (2009-2012), San Jose Sharks (2012-2013), Florida Panthers (2013-2014), returned to the New Jersey Devils (2014-2015), and most recently for the St. Louis Blues (2015-2016), and the Ottawa Senators (2015-2016).
Over the course of his pro career, he has been a 2x NHL Stanley Cup Champion (’99-’00 & ’02-03), a 2x NHL All-Star (’99-’00 & ’07-’08), earned NHL All-Rookie Team honors in 1999 and was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 1999, and has played in over 1,000 NHL games. Additionally, he led the NHL in assists with 56 during the 2003-2004 season.