Alaska Delegation Congratulates Hockey Legend Scotty Gomez

ANCHORAGE, AK – Today, the Alaska Congressional Delegation congratulated Scotty Gomez on his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL).

“Scotty Gomez has had the most decorated hockey career of any Alaskan in history. Alaskans have been proud to watch one of our own achieve so much – from 16 seasons in the NHL including Rookie of the Year and two Stanley Cups to appearing in two NHL All-Star Games and even representing the U.S. in the Winter Olympics. He has captured the attention of every Alaskan and for over a decade has inspired many hockey players to dream big. It’s not just what he’s done on the ice that makes us proud, but what he’s done off the ice to give back and invest in young Alaskans. Scotty, with the support of his father Carlos, established the Scotty Gomez Foundation, allowing underprivileged youth to have an opportunity to play hockey. Although Scotty worked hard and experienced great success, he never forgot that he was an Alaskan and has graciously dedicated himself to Alaska’s youth over the years. We wish Scotty the very best in retirement and look forward to having him back in Alaska more frequently throughout the year.”