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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Scott Gomez, the 2000 NHL rookie of the year, signed a multiyear contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Gomez reached the deal late Friday night, and was en route to New Jersey to join the team at training camp on Saturday.

He played in 76 games last season, scoring 10 goals and assisting on 38 others. He missed the final six games of the season and the playoffs after breaking his left hand in a game against the New York Islanders April 1.

In 234 career games, Gomez has 43 goals and 138 assists.