The St. Louis Blue have given veteran forward Scott Gomez a professional tryout contract (PTO) to come to camp in September and compete for a roster spot with the club, according to KTRS’ Andy Strickland.
In St. Louis, Gomez will join longtime teammate Martin Brodeur if earns a contract with the Blues.
Earlier this week, incoming New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero announced that he would not offer Gomez a contract, making a break with the loyalty of the last regime.
Gomez has struggled in recent seasons, but came into Devils camp last year on a PTO and performed above expectations, earning a roster spot and ultimately posting seven goals and 27 assists in 58 games.
Overall, he’s a veteran of of 1,045 games split between the Devils, Florida Panthers, San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens, and New York Rangers.
Lots of familiar names are taking PTOs this season. Keep up with all the tryout contracts with The Hockey Writers’ 2015 PTO Tracker.
Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.