The 12th pick in the 1998 draft, he had a 51-point rookie year in '99-00. Swift and lithe at 6 feet and 190 pounds, he improved his numbers this year to 27 goals and 50 assists.
The 27th pick in 1998, he was Rookie of the Year with 70 points in '99-00. Energetic and stocky at 5'11" and 200 pounds, his numbers slipped this season to 14 goals and 49 assists.
THE VERDICT: Although Gomez needs to become more consistent on defense, his excellent passing skills and his ability to irritate the opposition make him the choice over the dynamic Tanguay.