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Sam Gagner | Winger

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 202
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Sam Gagner's assist on Thursday was the 200th of his career.
It's been a milestone week for Gagner as he also played in his 500th career game on Tuesday. He got off to a slow start with his new team, Arizona, but he's picked up the pace lately with four points in four games. Nov 21 - 9:53 AM

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Sam Gagner recorded an assist for the second straight game but Arizona could not hold off Dallas in a 3-1 loss on Thursday night.

Gagner has four points in his past four games in what has been a streaky first season so far for the 25-year-old in the desert. The former first round draft pick has eight point in 20 contests so far.
Nov 20 - 11:48 PM

Sam Gagner had an assist in Arizona's 2-1 overtime win against Washington.

Gagner was playing in his 500th career game. He got off to a sluggish start with Arizona, but he's started to settle in with three assists in his last three contests.
Nov 19 - 8:35 AM

Sam Gagner will play in his 500th career game on Tuesday.

Gagner only turned 25 in August, so he still has a lot of hockey left in him. He played the first 481 games of his career with Edmonton, but the Oilers traded him to Arizona over the summer. He has two goals and six points in 18 games in 2014-15.
Nov 18 - 4:28 PM

Sam Gagner will return to Edmonton on Sunday for the first time since being traded away during the offseason.

Gagner is struggling in Arizona with only two goals and six points in 17 games but he could be coming out of it as he had two assists on Friday in the Coyotes 5-0 win over Vancouver.
Nov 16 - 4:09 AM

Sam Gagner scored his first goal as a member of the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

It broke a personal 13 game goalless streak by the former Edmonton Oiler. He had a new linemate in Mikkel Boedker and with Lauri Korpikoski, they formed a nice third unit. "I thought our line was creating chances," Gagner said. "Obviously, we wanted to get one after giving up that one in the first. I kind of turned it over. But it's a good feeling to help out in a win. Hopefully I keep it going here." We still cannot recommend Gagner but he has been streaky in the past and hopefully you can catch one of his hot streaks.
Nov 3 - 5:25 AM

Sam Gagner picked up his first point as an Arizona Coyote on Saturday.

It was a long-time coming for the former Edmonton Oiler as he set up Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the overtime power play winner. "I was just kind of focusing on playing my game and letting things happen," Gagner said. "I feel like it was better and obviously nice to kind of help out on the power play on the end there and find a way to get the team the two points. It's big and just gotta keep it going here." The Panthers game was Gagner's first on the wing for the Coyotes as he played with rookie Justin Hodgman and veteran Martin Erat.
Oct 26 - 6:52 AM

Sam Gagner is still searching for his first point with the Arizona Coyotes.

Gagner has played in five games with his new team. He dealt with an injury during the preseason that he feels derailed him, but he also believes that he's getting progressively better. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett thinks Gagner is also getting himself acclimatized to his new team after spending his entire NHL career to this point in Edmonton.
Oct 23 - 8:28 AM

Sam Gagner (upper body) made his Coyotes' debut on Thursday.

Gagner had no points and a minus-one rating in 17:34 minutes of ice time. It wasn't exactly a night to remember, but then it's not like his teammates did any better. Arizona has started the season with a 6-2 loss to Winnipeg.
Oct 10 - 1:48 AM

Sam Gagner missed Monday's preseason contest due to an upper-body injury.

The good news is that Gagner was still able to practice Tuesday. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett wanted to see how he feels Wednesday before committing to using him against Edmonton.
Oct 1 - 7:18 AM

Sam Gagner shifted from center to the right wing.

Gagner is playing alongside Martin Erat and Martin Hanzal. This isn't necessarily a permanent change for Gagner, but it looks like the Coyotes are interested in at least experimenting with him.
Sep 29 - 9:43 AM

Sam Gagner got a little "dinged up" in yesterday’s game against the Sharks.

He received a scheduled day off Saturday, but Dave Tippett expects him to be OK for Sunday’s practice. No reason to be worried here unless it becomes a long-term issue, which doesn't seem to be the case. Gagner had 10 goals and 37 points last season for the Oilers.
Sep 27 - 7:40 PM

Sam Gagner scored a goal in Arizona's 5-4 shootout win against Los Angeles on Monday.

Gagner is trying to bounce back after recording just 10 goals and 37 points in 67 games last season. The move to Arizona gives him an opportunity to have a fresh start and he's a safe bet to get top-six minutes. Lauri Korpikoski and Shane Doan assisted on Gagner's goal.
Sep 23 - 9:13 AM

Sam Gagner is slated at this time to be the Coyotes number one center but he could be moved to the wing during training camp.

The Coyotes have obviously not put any lines together following the first day on the ice at training camp but the thinking may be that he will get to play more minutes as a winger. Nevertheless, look for Gagner to have his best fantasy season to date as he is out of Edmonton where there were too many offensively talented players ahead of him on the depth chart and now he is with Arizona, whose lack of offensive power gave them a chance to trade for Gagner.
Sep 20 - 6:33 AM

Sam Gagner is motivated to "prove some people wrong next season" as a member of the Coyotes.

He has seven NHL seasons under his belt and he's set to turn just 25 years old next month. Gagner recorded 49 points in his rookie campaign, but he hasn't been able to surpass that mark ever since. He should get plenty of opportunities to succeed in Arizona and the change of scenary could finally translate into a breakout season.
Jul 3 - 1:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4Tobias Rieder
5David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Brandon Gormley
8Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk