Florida Panthers have completed the signing of Scott Gomez on a one-year-deal, reportedly worth $900,000.

The 33-year-old is returning to the Eastern Conference, after a spell with Western conference side San Jose Sharks.

Gomez has also had spells at New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens and will bring an abundance of experience to the Panther's squad.

However,  he was met with a barrage of criticism at Montreal Canadiens after his production declined significantly, and fans soon become impatient with the Alaskan native.

Panthers manager Dale Tallon admits Gomez will add much-needed experience to the Panther's line-up, and believes the player will help guide and lead the youth of the squad.

"Scott is a veteran center who adds further depth to the middle of our lineup," general manager Dale Tallon told nhl.com. 

"He is a quick and skilled forward with a wealth of hockey experience, including two Stanley Cup titles, who will be a leader for our younger players."

Gomez has accumulated 941 regular-season games with the Devils, New York Rangers, Canadiens and Sharks all together, and has 171 goals and 701 points. Gomez also has 29 goals and 101 points in 149 postseason games.


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