For the second year in a row, Gomez has turned a training camp tryout into a contract. This year, the deal $575,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the AHL, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford.
Last season he played for the New Jersey Devils, where he earned $550,000 and wound up providing great value on that contract. He found himself in 58 games, scoring seven goals and 27 assists.
The veteran crossed 1,000 career games last season, getting him to 1,031 total games spread across multiple stints with the Devils, as well as time spent with the Florida Panthers, San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers. In that time he’s scored 180 goals and 567 assists.
Keep up with the results of all of the training camp tryouts with The Hockey Writers’ 2015 PTO Tracker.
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