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Blues invite Scott Gomez to training camp

The St. Louis Blues announced five players who will be coming to training camp on a try-out basis, headlined by 15-year NHL veteran Scott Gomez.

ST. LOUIS — The Blues announced Thursday that veteran center Scott Gomez is among five players the team has invited to training camp. 

The 35-year-old Gomez has played 15 seasons in the NHL, including eight with the New Jersey Devils. 

He played his first seven seasons with the Devils, including winning the Stanley Cup in 2000 and 2003, and then returned to New Jersey last season after spending time with the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers. 

Gomez accounted for 34 points (seven goals, 27 assists) in 58 regular season games with the Devils last season while averaging 16:31 minutes of ice time per game. He also won 46.1 percent of his face-offs. 

In addition to Gomez, the Blues have also invited forwards Spencer Asuchak, Eriah Hayes, Zach O’Brien and Evan Trupp to training camp on a professional try-out basis.

Asuchak, Hayes, O’Brien and Trupp all spent time in the American Hockey League last season. Hayes, 27, played in four games with the Sharks.

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