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Sam Gagner | Center | #89

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 202
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (6) / EDM
Contract: view contract details

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Sam Gagner is looking forward to a fresh start with Columbus.
"I'm working hard this summer to be ready," Gagner said. "I'm ready to be the player I know I can be again. I'm going to get to Columbus early and get settled before camp. This was part of the allure with Columbus, actually, that it's a place where I think I could maybe be a long-term fit. I've bounced around the last couple of seasons. I'm kind of looking for stability." He feels he is better than his 2015-16 statistics would indicate and is anxious to bounce back with the Blue Jackets. Aug 1 - 6:19 PM

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The Blue Jackets have announced the signing of Sam Gagner to a one-year contract.

Terms were not disclosed but it's believed to be for $650,000. Gagner produced just 16 points in 53 games with Philadelphia last season. However, he could be a second- or third-line player for the Blue Jackets. "Sam has scored 350 points and played in 600 games in the NHL and is still a young player who can be a solid contributor on our team," said GM Jarmo Kekalainen. "He is a talented, right-handed shot center who will add to our skill and depth at that position."
Aug 1 - 11:09 AM

Sam Gagner's pending deal with Columbus could become official on Monday.

It will reportedly be a one-year contract worth $650,000. That would be a considerable bargain for a player who is coming off a three-year deal with an annual average value of $4.8 million. Stay tuned.
Aug 1 - 11:02 AM

Sam Gagner is reportedly close to signing a one-year contract with Columbus, according to sources.

If the Blue Jackets add Gagner then he could compete with Alexander Wennberg for the second-line center spot. Gagner picked up eight goals and 16 points in 53 contests with Philadelphia last season.
Jul 30 - 1:01 PM

Sam Gagner is still available as an unrestricted free agent.

He produced just eight goals and eight assists in 53 appearances with the Flyers last season. Gagner averaged just 13:52 of ice time, but could be more useful than that if he plays regularly.
Jul 29 - 5:03 PM

Sam Gagner recorded an assist in a 6-1 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 3 Monday night.

Although Gagner had played in 615 career regular season games through the 2015-16 campaign, this is his first playoff series. His point on Monday was also his first career postseason point.
Apr 19 - 9:21 AM

Sam Gagner is going to the playoffs for the first time in his career.

Gagner was with the Edmonton Oilers for the first seven seasons of his career and last season with the Arizona Coyotes so this is his first opportunity to play in the post-season as the Flyers clinched a spot in the playoffs Saturday. "It feels great," Gagner said. "It’s why you play hockey — to play in meaningful games and to play into the playoffs." Gagner has eight goals and 16 points in 51 games this season so he really isn't a viable option in playoff pools unless you think the Flyers are going a long way.
Apr 10 - 10:02 AM

Sam Gagner picked up his third goal of the season Saturday.

It has been a horrible season for the 26-year-old and he has just eight points this year. Gagner had some good seasons in Edmonton but it looks like his career has stagnated. He has been in the minors this season so don't expect a lot from the center.
Feb 21 - 9:27 AM

Sam Gagner is expected to center the Flyers' top line in Claude Giroux's place during Saturday's match with Toronto.

Gagner will slot between Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds in what could his last best chance to prove to the league at large he still belongs in the NHL. Gagner has posted just two goals and seven points in 28 games this season.
Source: Mike Brophy
Feb 20 - 5:56 PM

As it turns out, Sam Gagner will play Tuesday against the Devils on Tuesday night.

However with just seven points in 27 games this season, it would seem the 26-year-old has lost his scoring touch.
Feb 16 - 6:39 PM

Sam Gagner, Jordan Weal, and Brandon Manning will each be scratched from Sunday's match with the Rangers.

Of the three, only Manning has produced a modicum of fantasy value this season with 38 blocks, 44 PIMs, and 60 hits in 34 games this season. Which unfortunately tells you about all you need to know about how Gagner's season has gone.
Feb 14 - 1:57 PM

Sam Gagner is expected to stay in the lineup on Monday.

Gagner was called up on Thursday and played alongside Michael Raffl and Brayden Schenn in that night's game. While those might not be his linemates on Monday, it sounds like Gagner will at least avoid being a healthy scratch for the time being.
Jan 25 - 9:15 AM

Sam Gagner admitted that he was surprised when Philadelphia demoted him on Dec. 30, but he tried to make the most of his time in the minors.

"Initially, maybe there’s a bit of a shock," Gagner said. "After that, every guy down there, it’s the same situation. They’re trying to play in the NHL at some point. You’re in with guys that are trying to make it to the NHL and for me I’m trying to get back there. There’s a lot of good players down there waiting for their opportunity and I think that you can’t go down there and act like you’re different from them. For me, I just wanted to go down there and work hard and help that team win." Gagner is back with the Flyers now, although it's not clear if he has a long-term role with the team. After all, Sean Couturier (lower body) is just day-to-day and when he returns, Gagner might be the player that's removed from the lineup.
Jan 23 - 5:53 AM

Sam Gagner will be inserted into the Flyers' lineup Thursday night.

Gagner will serve as a center and play alongside Michael Raffl and Brayden Schenn. Gagner's role is likely reflective of the fact that Sean Couturier (lower body) is unavailable, but it's still a good opportunity for him. Gagner struggled to find a role with the Flyers earlier in the season and that led to him being sent to the minors on Dec. 30.
Jan 21 - 5:25 PM

Sam Gagner has been called up by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Philadelphia had 22 players on its active roster, so promoting him at this time didn't involve any sacrifice. Gagner had a goal and six points in nine AHL games.
Jan 21 - 4:48 PM

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C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Sam Gagner
3Alexander Wennberg
4William Karlsson
5Gregory Campbell
LW1Boone Jenner
2Scott Hartnell
3Matt Calvert
4Brett Gallant
RW1Brandon Saad
2Nick Foligno
3Cam Atkinson
4David Clarkson
5Josh Anderson
6Oliver Bjorkstrand
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Dalton Prout
6Zach Werenski
7Cody Goloubef
8Gabriel Carlsson
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Joonas Korpisalo