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Sam Gagner | Center

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
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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

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Newly acquired center Sam Gagner is expected to see more power play time with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Gagner was stuck behind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and finished seventh on the Oilers in power play time on ice with 174:58 as he had only one goal and seven points with the man-advantage. The Coyotes will need first line power play players as they bought out Mike Ribeiro and should lose Radim Vrbata to free agency.
Jun 30 - 8:29 AM

Sam Gagner was traded twice Sunday, winding up with the Arizona Coyotes.

Gagner was traded twice Sunday night. He went from Edmonton to the Tampa Bay Lightning for right winger Teddy Purcell and then he was quickly dealt, with winger B.J. Crombeen, to the Phoenix Coyotes for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 29 - 11:07 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Sam Gagner to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Teddy Purcell.

Gagner has two years left on his contract at a cap hit of $4.8-million. The 24-year-old has been on the trading block for quite some time and the Oilers finally pulled the trigger on a deal with the Lightning. He scored 10 goals and added 27 assists in 67 games with Edmonton this past season.
Jun 29 - 9:23 PM

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

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."
Source: TSN.ca
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sam Gagner
2Antoine Vermette
3Martin Hanzal
4Joe Vitale
5Kyle Chipchura
6Henrik Samuelsson
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Lucas Lessio
6Brandon McMillan
7Max Domi
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3David Moss
4Alexandre Bolduc
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5David Schlemko
6Brandon Gormley
7Chris Summers
8Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk