Scott Gomez had been skating with and talking with the San Jose Sharks this week, and now Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports it's official:

Gomez is a Shark, for one year and a pro-rated $700,000.

Which is the kind of contract you can sign when you've been handed a buy-out windfall by the Montreal Canadiens.

As we mentioned previously, his connection with Sharks assistant coach Larry Robinson likely paved the way for this deal, as Robinson coached Gomez with the New Jersey Devils and the two have had a mutual respect for years.