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Sam Gagner | Center

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
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Sam Gagner had an assist in the Oilers' 4-1 loss to Colorado on Tuesday.
Gagner is on a three-game point streak. It's a rare bright spot in what has been a largely disappointing season for him as he has 10 goals and 37 points in 66 games in 2013-14. Apr 9 - 10:13 AM

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Sam Gagner and David Perron had a miserable game against the Flames.

Both were minus four with no points in Calgary's 8-1 rout of the Oilers Saturday night. Taylor hall went minus three for the evening. Jeff Petry was the only Oiler player to score in the lopsided loss. The Battle of Alberta turned into a massacre.
Mar 23 - 8:21 AM

Sam Gagner returned to action on Sunday March 16.

He didn't play on Friday because of an undisclosed ailment. Gagner had one shots and a minus-1 rating during his 20:08 of playing time in Sunday's 2-1 win over Carolina. He has seven goals and 31 points in 55 games this campaign.
Mar 17 - 1:28 AM

Coach Dallas Eakins is "hopeful" that Sam Gagner will play Thursday night.

He took part in the morning skate after he was injured late in Tuesday's shootout win over Minnesota. The Oilers called up Anton Lander on Wednesday to play in Gagner's place if he's unable to go.
Mar 13 - 4:48 PM

Sam Gagner scored once and assisted on the other in the Oilers 4-2 loss to Los Angeles Sunday.

After a very slow start to the season in which he missed the opening two weeks of the season as he broke his jaw during training camp, Gagner has 11 points in his last 12 games. Gagner is worth looking at late next season as most will look at this season and see only seven goals and 30 points with a minus-20 rating in 52 games.
Mar 10 - 7:58 AM

Sam Gagner is doing his best to block out the trade rumors.

Gagner admitted that it's harder to do as we get closer to the trade deadline. "I've had trade rumors before in my career, but this feels a little different," Gagner said. His no-movement clause won't kick in until the 2014-15 campaign, so if the Oilers wanted to deal him, now would be the ideal time. After years of floundering near or at the bottom of the league, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Oilers do something bold on the trade market.
Feb 6 - 10:08 AM

A TSN piece is suggesting the Los Angeles Kings are seeking some offensive help and is throwing out the name of Edmonton forward Sam Gagner.

"He's got two years left, not a rental, at a $4.8 million cap hit," the TSN speculation says. "It will be tough to make the numbers work on a cap-heavy team like the Los Angeles Kings, but he is a player of interest."
Feb 1 - 11:55 AM

Sam Gagner scored a goal in Edmonton's 5-2 loss on Tuesday.

Gagner has been picking up the pace lately with six points in his last seven games. That still gives him just six goals and 13 assists in 36 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 15 - 9:29 AM

Sam Gagner seemed okay afterward, but left the game late in the third after blocking a shot.

Gagner left the ice limping but seemed to be fine in the dressing room as he dove to block the shot. Gagner's name is being bandied about in trade rumors as he seems to be the logical choice at this time to be traded if the Oilers try to pull the trigger on a deal. Gagner has five goals and 18 points in 35 games but was minus-two last night and is now minus-19, the fifth worst in the NHL.
Jan 13 - 6:36 AM

Sam Gagner had two assists on Sunday and was a rare plus-player at plus-one.

Gagner is having trouble in the plus-minus category as he is at minus-17 this season. He led the Oilers in power play time on ice Sunday with 3:13 minutes. He has struggled this season with only five goals and 16 points in 32 games but is primed for a breakout second half.
Jan 6 - 6:08 AM

Sam Gagner registered an assist in Edmonton's 5-1 defeat on Thursday.

It was just Gagner's second point in his last eight contests. With just 14 points and a minus-17 rating in 30 games this season, he's been one of the bigger disappointments for Edmonton this season. We think he'll have a stronger second half from an offensive perspective, but that plus/minus rating is likely to continue to decline due to the Oilers' sorry state.
Jan 3 - 9:50 AM

Sam Gagner has just 12 points and a minus-16 ratings in 25 games this season.

Gagner hasn't managed to get his season going since starting the campaign sidelined with a broken jaw. "I think he's better than from when he first came back," Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. "I think it's a bunch of dominos with him. When he came back we were in such a horrible place, he felt like the team needed him and we did. I think he rushed getting back maybe before he was quite ready or quite comfortable for the good of the team." Missing the start of a campaign is particularly challenging for players to rebound from and it doesn't help that the Oilers as a whole have been horrible. Even still, we expect Gagner to improve in the second half of the season.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Sam Gagner will not be subjected to any extra disciplinary action for his crosscheck on Paul Stastny Thursday.

Gagner had a major for the crosscheck and a game misconduct as he put the Oilers behind the eight ball with his penalty in the first period as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Boyd Gordon were forced to double shift the remainder of the game. Gagner has four goals and 12 points in 24 games and the 15 penalty minutes Thursday give him 19 this season. His biggest downfall is his minus-16 rating.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 06:58:00 AM

Sam Gagner, recently demoted to Edmonton's fourth line, scored one of the Oilers' two goals in their 3-2 loss to the Ducks in Anaheim Sunday night.

It was Gagner's fourth goal of the season. The other Edmonton goal was produced by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, his eighth.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 10:39:00 PM

Coach Dallas Eakins was pleased with the performance of Sam Gagner on Friday.

Eakins dropped Gagner to the fourth line because of his poor defensive play and the former first round pick responded with a solid effort. "I thought Gags was one of the few guys who was able to make a play. He understood when to move the puck and when to get rid of it." Gagner missed the start of the season with a broken jaw suffered in the preseason and it is expected that he will be able to take off the cage in the next 7-14 days. He has 11 points in 19 games but 10 in his last 15.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 07:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Sam Gagner
3Boyd Gordon
4Anton Lander
5Will Acton
6Matt Hendricks
7Roman Horak
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Ryan Smyth
4Curtis Hamilton
5Steve MacIntyre
6Luke Gazdic
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Ryan Jones
4Steve Pinizzotto
5Jesse Joensuu
6Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Mark Fraser
5Martin Marincin
6Philip Larsen
7Brad Hunt
8Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth