Sharks sign Gomez to one-year, $700K contract Staff

1/23/2013 4:00:12 PM

The San Jose Sharks have signed unrestricted free agent forward Scott Gomez to a one-year contract.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of reports that the deal is worth $700,000, which will be pro-rated for this season.

The forward has been travelling with the team for several days now.

Gomez, 33, became an unrestricted free agent last week when he was bought out by the Montreal Canadiens.

He has appeared in 902 NHL games and has 169 goals and 517 assists.

To make room on the roster, the Sharks placed defenceman Brent Burns (sports hernia) on injured reserve.