The Florida Panthers agreed to terms the veteran center Scott Gomez on a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gomez 33 has played in 941 NHL games for the New Jersey Devils (1999-2007) the New York Rangers (2007-2009) the Montreal Canadiens (2009-2012) and the San Jose Sharks (2012-2013) recording 171 goals with 530 assists. He ranks first among active U.S. born players in assists (530) and points (701) and second in games played (941).

"Scott is a veteran center who adds further depth to the middle of our line-up" Panthers Executive VP/General Manager Dale Tallon said. "He is a quick and skilled forward with a wealth of hockey experience including two Stanley Cup titles who will be a leader for our younger players."

A two-time NHL All-Star (2000 2008) Gomez has made three Stanley Cup Final appearances with New Jersey (2000 2001 & 2003) winning the Stanley Cup twice (2000 & 2003). In 149 career NHL playoff games Gomez has posted 101 points (29-72-101).