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Sam Gagner | Winger | #89

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (6) / EDM
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Sam Gagner should get an opportunity to play on Vancouver's top power-play unit this season.
The Canucks finished 29th with the man advantage last year, while scoring 32 goals on 227 opportunities. Gagner picked up 18 power-play points with Columbus in 2016-17, which was more than any player on Vancouver. During even-strength situations, he may play alongside Brandon Sutter and Loui Eriksson. Aug 2 - 8:04 PM

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Sam Gagner has signed a three-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

Gagner will get $3.15 million per year, a significant increase from last season when he received only $650,000 from the Blue Jackets. He had 18 goals and 50 points last season but saw bottom six minutes although he did get power play time. Look for Gagner to be a top-six player in Vancouver and look for 50-55 points if he remains healthy.
Jul 1 - 12:12 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to land Sam Gagner once free agency opens at noon ET, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

We knew about Gagner's visit to Vancouver earlier this week, but things seem to be a little more concrete now. The 27-year-old had a career year with the Blue Jackets last season, as he posted 18 goals and 50 points in 81 games. Vancouver may also land goalie Anders Nilsson from Buffalo and defenseman Michael Del Zotto from Philadelphia, per McKenzie. None of these deals can be made official until noon.
Jul 1 - 8:15 AM

It is believed that Sam Gagner visited Vancouver on Wednesday.

Gagner is being courted by several teams as free agency nears. It was reported on Tuesday that Chicago is interested in signing him and he could also return to the Blue Jackets.
Jun 28 - 4:38 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks are reportedly interested in pending unrestricted free agent Sam Gagner.

The feeling is mutual, according to Scott Powers of The Athletic. Gagner enjoyed a breakout season in 2016-17, as he scored 18 goals and 50 points in 81 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets. It'll be interesting to see where Gagner lands and how much he'll cost if he hits the open market on July 1st. It would be surprising to see him hit the 50-point mark again next season.
Jun 27 - 9:08 PM

Sam Gagner has been listening to other offers as free agency nears.

Gagner, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, is still talking with the Blue Jackets, but there is interest from other teams. He may visit a couple of cities later this week.
Jun 27 - 3:27 PM

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. Gagner 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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
5Michael Chaput
6Griffen Molino
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Reid Boucher
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brendan Gaunce
6Anton Rodin
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Brock Boeser
3Sam Gagner
4Jayson Megna
5Derek Dorsett
6Nikolay Goldobin
D1Alexander Edler
2Ben Hutton
3Michael Del Zotto
4Chris Tanev
5Troy Stecher
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Alex Biega
8Erik Gudbranson
9Olli Juolevi
10Evan McEneny
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson