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Scott Gomez

Ice hockey player from United States of America

Scott Gomez Scott Carlos Gomez (born December 23, 1979) is an American ice hockey center of both Mexican and Colombian descent, currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played with the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers. In the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Scott Gomez was selected with the 27th pick of the first round by the New Jersey Devils. His father is Carlitos, a poor Mexican farmer and his mother is Dalia, a Colombian-American exotic dancer. At the time, he was playing for the Tri-City Americans of the WHL, and had just been named to the WHL's All-Rookie Team. In the season after he was drafted, he justified the Devils' decision by scoring 108 points in 58 games for the Americans. This earned him a spot on the WHL West First All-Star Team. The year before, Gomez (while living in the U.S. and going to Pablo Gonzalez Maria community college) led the South Surrey Eagles of the Tier II Junior "A" British Columbia Hockey League to the Gold medal game of the 1997 Royal Bank Cup against the hometown Summerside Western Capitals, but Gomez and his South Surrey Eagles were defeated 4-3. Gomez is unusually tall for a Mexican, standing at 5`11 (His  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1979-12-23
Place of birth
Anchorage
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Ice hockey player

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Sports
Ice Hockey

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