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Sam Gagner | Winger | #89

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (6) / EDM
Contract: view contract details

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Sam Gagner hasn't scored a goal in 21 games.
It'd be one thing if Gagner was simply unlucky, but he's only taken four shots in his last five games. "Since the All-Star break my game (has needed) to improve," Gagner said. "I think before that I was playing some pretty good hockey." In particular, he hasn't been happy with his skating pace recently. We'll see if he can turn things around because he was doing well for a while there. Through Dec. 29 he had 14 goals and 28 points in 33 games. Since then he has six assists in 19 contests. Feb 11 - 5:34 AM

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Sam Gagner had a couple of assists on Saturday.

Gagner is enjoying a renaissance in his career as he has 14 goals and 30 points in 37 games after only eight goals and 16 points last season with the Flyers in 53 contests. Gagner is also a plus-13 after being a combined minus-57 for Edmonton and Arizona in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. It's a nice story for the 27-year-old who had a tough time getting a contract in the off-season before signing on August 1 for $650,000.
Jan 8 - 8:22 AM

Sam Gagner is on a four-game point streak.

Gagner had an assist in the Blue Jackets' 5-3 win over Winnipeg Thursday night. He has 14 goals and 28 points in 33 contests in 2016-17.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:21:00 AM

Sam Gagner has seven goals and 14 points during the Blue Jackets current 12 game winning streak.

Gagner has absolutely been outstanding this season after no one but the Blue Jackets were interested in him in the off-season. He has 14 goals and 26 points in 31 games as he was a healthy scratch once in the first week of the season. Gagner is the bargain of the season as he is making only $650,000 after finishing a three-year deal worth $4.8 million per year.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 08:35:00 AM

Sam Gagner scored a power play goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Gagner opened the scoring in the first period after Montreal took a too many men penalty. The Blue Jackets center is one of the biggest surprises of the 2016-17 season. After spending some time in the AHL last year, Gagner has found a home in Columbus. He already has 14 goals and 12 assists in 31 games this season. He's on pace to score 68 points, which would easily be a career-high.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Sam Gagner earned one goal and one assist as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Tuesday night.

Gagner scored the game tying goal on a power play at the 7:59 minute mark and earned his assist on Cam Atkinson’s game winner at the 7:10 minute mark of the third. This was Gagner’s 12th goal and ninth assist. Gagner maintains his position at the top of the goals earned leaderboard for the Jackets, but with Atkinson’s goal, he still has only a one goal advantage.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Sam Gagner has been selected as the third star of the week.

He produced three goals and three assists in three games. Gagner recorded the fourth four-point game of his career and first since Dec. 23, 2014, on Dec. 5 versus Arizona.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Sam Gagner earned a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Detroit on Friday night.

He sealed the win with an empty netter and had the primary helper on Lukas Sedlak's first NHL goal. Gagner has amassed six points in the last two games to give him a total of 19 through 24 outings.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Sam Gagner led the Blue Jackets to a 4-1 victory on Monday with two goals and two assists.

Gagner was limited to just eight goals and 16 points in 51 games with Philadelphia last season, but he seems to have turned his career around in Columbus. After Monday's showing he now has 10 goals and 17 points in 23 games this season. Nick Foligno and Zach Werenski each found the back of the net for the Blue Jackets. Cam Atkinson assisted on two of Columbus' four goals.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Sam Gagner has been using Adam Oates as a skills coach.

Oates is not with any team and has around 40 NHLers in his stable. "(Oates) is always asking me, 'What do your coaches want here?' " Gagner said of watching clips together on video conference. "I explain what we're doing in the system and he says, 'Great.' He never interferes with that, which I like. At the end of the day, you have to play within a team system to be successful." Gagner is on a six game scoring streak and has seven goals and 12 points in 16 games with a plus-six rating. He seems to have turned his game around in the Ohio capital and is worth looking at in most pools.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:19:00 AM

Sam Gagner scored twice in the 8-4 victory of the Columbus Blue Jackets over the St Louis Blues Saturday night.

He drew first blood at the 2:34 minute mark with an assist from Scott Hartnell and Lukas Sedlak. His second goal of the night and sixth of the season were also assisted by Hartnell and Sedlak. Gagner has had one other two-goal night as the Jackets beat the Ducks October 28. He now has eight points for the season.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Sam Gagner scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-0 victory over Anaheim.

He got his first two goals with Columbus in the first period. "It feels really good," Gagner said. "I feel like my game's been coming, just creating some chances and getting around the net. For a couple to go in tonight, it's a good feeling and something to build off." He has three points in his last three outings.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Sam Gagner, who was a healthy scratch on Saturday, reviewed video with Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella of his recent.

Gagner seems to understand what areas he needs to work on. "Skating and making plays," Gagner said. "I know I’m capable of that. I think there’s been a little too much thinking from me, especially (against Boston). I was trying to think my way through the game instead of moving my way through the game." He has no points in two games this season.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 08:48:00 AM

Sam Gagner will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

That possibility had previously been talked about, but it seems Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has finalized his decision. With Gagner heading to the press box, Lukas Sedlak will make his NHL debut.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Sam Gagner might be a healthy scratch for Friday's game.

Obviously there's a lot of time before that contest, so things could change, but Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella seems to be at least entertaining that possibility. "I’m not sure where he’s at now, or where he is for our next game," Tortorella said. "If I can’t use Sam in an offensive position, it’s hard for me to keep him in the lineup. I’m not exactly sure what the lines are going to be, but I need more from Sam offensively for him to stay in the lineup." Gagner had no points and just one shot on goal in Columbus' first two games.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 04:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Sam Gagner
4Josh Anderson
5Oliver Bjorkstrand
6David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Scott Harrington
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo