Two-Time Cup Champ and Calder Trophy Winner Goes Back Behind the Bench

Published August 31, 2023 at 8:52

A Junior A team in BC has added a very well-known name to their coaching staff. The Surrey Eagles of the BCHL have announced that Scott Gomez will serve as an assistant coach for the team in the upcoming season.

Gomez is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, winning hockey's greatest prize with the New Jersey Devils in 2000 and 2003. 2000 was also Gomez's first season in the NHL, and he was awarded the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year after putting up 70 points in 82 games.

Gomez played for Surrey in 1996-97, helping the team win the Fred Page Cup.

Gomez's historic start in the NHL was overshadowed later in his career by a massive drop in his offensive play. In his second season with the Montreal Canadiens (2010-2011), Gomez managed just 38 points in 80 games, and major drop in production for him. It would only get worse from there. While Gomez continued to play in the NHL until 2016, he was never able to get his point-production ability back on track, and bounced around from team to team before retiring.

Gomez served as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders from 2017 to 2019, when he elected not to return.
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Two-Time Cup Champ and Calder Trophy Winner Goes Back Behind the Bench

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