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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
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Sam Gagner is talking with the Columbus Blue Jackets about a new contract.
Gagner inked a one-year/$650,000 contract in the summer and will be a UFA if he does not re-sign before July 1. Gagne had a breakout campaign with 50 points in limited action and would like to return. "Yeah, I thought it was a good fit," Gagner said. "It’s a team that’s on the rise and as the year went on I felt like more and more apart of things and a big part of things. Yeah, I’d like to come back, but we’ll see where things go." Apr 23 - 8:55 AM

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Sam Gagner set a new career-high in points during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

Gagner reached the 50-point mark for the first time today by notching his 32nd helper of the season. Pretty good for a player who inked a one-year, $650,000 contract over the summer.
Apr 8 - 4:47 PM

Sam Gagner contributed a pair of assists in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Washington.

Gagner assisted on goals by defensemen Jack Johnson and Kyle Quincey in the contest. He has chipped in four helpers during a three-game point streak. Gagner has bounced back nicely in 2016-17 with 18 goals and 49 points in 77 games.
Apr 2 - 11:02 PM

Sam Gagner is within striking distance of his career-high in points.

Gagner registered an assist on Thursday, giving him 18 goals and 46 points in 75 games this season. His personal best is 49 points, which was set back in 2007-08 when he was a rookie. Since then he's come close to that mark, but he's never surpassed it. He's got six games left in the schedule to make up the gap.
Mar 31 - 8:35 AM

Sam Gagner's offensive resurgence could force the Blue Jackets to keep him at center.

Gagner got off to a quick start this season, but he had cooled off considerably. Now, he seems to have found some nice chemistry with linemates Oliver Bjorkstrand and Scott Hartnell. Over his last nine games, Gagner has three goals and six assists. "I feel comfortable there," Gagner said. "I feel like I'm doing the job on both sides of the puck. I think wherever you are slotted in the lineup, you need to find a way to be of value to the team." He has 17 goals and 43 points in 66 games this season.
Mar 13 - 9:56 AM

Sam Gagner had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win Sunday.

Gagner, who scored on Saturday for the first time in 30 games, has 16 goals and 39 points thus far, very good production from a bottom-six forward. He got off to a great start with 14 goals and 28 points in his first 33 games but overall it is still a fine season.
Mar 6 - 7:22 AM

Sam Gagner found the back of the net for the first time in 30 games Saturday.

Gagner was off to a terrific start before the New Year with 14 goals and 28 points in 33 games but he has slumped ever since. He had only eight assists in 28 games heading into action on Saturday so his fantasy value has taken a big hit since just after Christmas. Gagner did score on the power play and has seven goals and 10 assists with the man-advantage. Nevertheless, he has little fantasy value at this time.
Mar 5 - 7:04 AM

Sam Gagner posted an assist for the second time in as many games during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Gagner is now up to 14 goals and 36 points in 59 games this season. Not too shabby for a free agent pick up trying to revive his career.
Feb 26 - 8:56 PM

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

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.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Artemi Panarin
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
5Jordan Schroeder
6Sonny Milano
7Markus Hannikainen
8Tyler Motte
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Sam Gagner
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5Josh Anderson
6Lauri Korpikoski
D1Zach Werenski
2Seth Jones
3Jack Johnson
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Scott Harrington
7Kyle Quincey
8Gabriel Carlsson
9Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo