Gomez to make Devils return vs. Penguins

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – New Jersey Devils center Scott
Gomez will make his re-debut with the franchise on Tuesday against the
Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Gomez was inserted into the lineup at
CONSOL Energy Center just one day after the franchise signed the 34-year-old
to an undisclosed contract.

Gomez, who spent the first seven years of his career with New Jersey, was
invited to the team’s training camp on a tryout contract. He was not signed
by the Devils prior to the start of the season, but continued practicing
with the team waiting for an opportunity.

In a 14-year career totaling 987 NHL games, Gomez has tallied 173 goals and
713 points. He spent the 2013-14 season with Florida, scoring two goals and
totaling 12 points in 46 games.

Gomez previously played for New Jersey from 1999-2007, winning the Calder
Memorial Trophy in his rookie season and playing on two Stanley Cup winning
teams in 2000 and 2003.

His last regular-season contest with the franchise was Apr. 8, 2007 and his
last overall appearance for New Jersey was a loss to the Ottawa Senators in
the second round of the playoffs, May 5, 2007.