LATEST | Longtime NHL forward hired by British Columbia Hockey League team

Published August 31, 2023 at 1:35 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

The Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) announced this week that they've hired longtime NHL forward Scott Gomez as an assistant coach.

"1,079 NHL games. Calder Trophy winner. 2 Stanley Cups.

He started his hockey career with the Surrey Eagles, and now...he returns.

We're ecstatic to announce the hiring of Scott Gomez as the Assistant Coach of the Surrey Eagles.


Welcome to the flock, Gomer 🤝" The Eagles said in a post on X.

Gomez, 43, is no stranger to being behind the bench. For the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, he was an assistant coach in the NHL for the New York Islanders.

The Anchorage, Alaska native spent 16 seasons in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators, recording 756 points (181 goals, 575 assists) in 1,079 games. As a member of the Devils, Gomez won the Stanley Cup twice, in 2000 and 2003.

Would you like to see Gomez on the Canucks' coaching staff one day? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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LATEST | Longtime NHL forward hired by British Columbia Hockey League team

Would you like Scott Gomez to be on the Canucks' coaching staff one day?

Yes34051.4 %
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