The Short List

  • 2006 Olympic Team member
  • World Junior Championships Team member (1998, 1999)
  • 2004 World Cup of Hockey Team member

Did You Know?

  • Selected by the New Jersey Devils as the 27th overall pick in the 1998 NHL entry draft
  • First Hispanic to be drafted in the first-round by an NHL team, only the 18th Alaskan to ever be drafted
  • Awarded the Calder Trophy in 2000, as the NHL's Rookie of the Year
  • Won Stanley Cup titles with the New Jersey Devils in both 2000 and 2003
  • Became the first rookie to win the Calder Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same season since Kent Douglas in 1963
  • During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, played for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL

It's Every Day
Gomez continues to play for the New Jersey Devils. Two of his fellow Devils teammates, Brian Gionta, and, Brian Rafalski, were also selected as members of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team.

On being named Rookie of the Year in 2000: "It's every kid's dream, not only to make the NHL, but to have success. I think the most memorable part of the season was my first road trip, being in Atlanta with the team. It was like I had finally arrived. I didn't strike out."