Sharks agree to terms with Gomez

Updated: January 23, 2013

The San Jose Sharks agreed to terms on a one-
year, $700,000 contract with center Scott Gomez on Wednesday.

Gomez, who played the last couple of seasons with the Montreal Canadiens had
been one of two high-profile players with large salary-cap hits to be victims
of the lowered cap for next season, along with defenseman Wade Redden, who
signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with St. Louis last Friday.

The 33-year-old Anchorage native totaled six goals and 13 points in 11 games
for the Alaska Aces in the ECHL during the lockout. Last season, Gomez
recorded 11 points in 38 games for the Canadiens.

It is not known if Gomez will make his Sharks’ debut Thursday night, when they
play their home opener against Phoenix.

In addition, the Sharks also signed forward Tim Kennedy, who has tallied 11
goals and 18 assists over 112 career NHL games. He was acquired from the
Florida Panthers on Jan. 26, 2012 in exchange for Sean Sullivan.