The New York Islanders announced on Tuesday that Scott Gomez has been named an assistant coach.
"Scott brings an immense amount of hockey knowledge to our coaching staff," Islanders head coach Doug Weight said. "His offensive instincts, expertise on the power-play and the way he could control the game with his skating and smarts, are all key elements that we want implemented into our group. He played in the league as recently as the 2015-16 season so he can relate to today's NHL player in an effort to bring out the best in each member of the team."
Gomez, who retired after the 2015-16 season after 16 NHL seasons, won a Calder Memorial Trophy in 1999-00 as the league's top rookie, as well as two Stanley Cup Championships with the New Jersey Devils (2000, 2003).
A two-time NHL All-Star, Gomez scored 181 goals and added 575 assists with the Devils, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators.
The Devils selected Gomez in the first round in the 1998 draft.