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Sam Gagner | Winger

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
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Sam Gagner picked up his first point as an Arizona Coyote on Saturday.
It was a long-time coming for the former Edmonton Oiler as he set up Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the overtime power play winner. "I was just kind of focusing on playing my game and letting things happen," Gagner said. "I feel like it was better and obviously nice to kind of help out on the power play on the end there and find a way to get the team the two points. It's big and just gotta keep it going here." The Panthers game was Gagner's first on the wing for the Coyotes as he played with rookie Justin Hodgman and veteran Martin Erat. Oct 26 - 6:52 AM

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Sam Gagner is still searching for his first point with the Arizona Coyotes.

Gagner has played in five games with his new team. He dealt with an injury during the preseason that he feels derailed him, but he also believes that he's getting progressively better. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett thinks Gagner is also getting himself acclimatized to his new team after spending his entire NHL career to this point in Edmonton.
Oct 23 - 8:28 AM

Sam Gagner (upper body) made his Coyotes' debut on Thursday.

Gagner had no points and a minus-one rating in 17:34 minutes of ice time. It wasn't exactly a night to remember, but then it's not like his teammates did any better. Arizona has started the season with a 6-2 loss to Winnipeg.
Oct 10 - 1:48 AM

Sam Gagner missed Monday's preseason contest due to an upper-body injury.

The good news is that Gagner was still able to practice Tuesday. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett wanted to see how he feels Wednesday before committing to using him against Edmonton.
Oct 1 - 7:18 AM

Sam Gagner shifted from center to the right wing.

Gagner is playing alongside Martin Erat and Martin Hanzal. This isn't necessarily a permanent change for Gagner, but it looks like the Coyotes are interested in at least experimenting with him.
Sep 29 - 9:43 AM

Sam Gagner got a little "dinged up" in yesterday’s game against the Sharks.

He received a scheduled day off Saturday, but Dave Tippett expects him to be OK for Sunday’s practice. No reason to be worried here unless it becomes a long-term issue, which doesn't seem to be the case. Gagner had 10 goals and 37 points last season for the Oilers.
Sep 27 - 7:40 PM

Sam Gagner scored a goal in Arizona's 5-4 shootout win against Los Angeles on Monday.

Gagner is trying to bounce back after recording just 10 goals and 37 points in 67 games last season. The move to Arizona gives him an opportunity to have a fresh start and he's a safe bet to get top-six minutes. Lauri Korpikoski and Shane Doan assisted on Gagner's goal.
Sep 23 - 9:13 AM

Sam Gagner is slated at this time to be the Coyotes number one center but he could be moved to the wing during training camp.

The Coyotes have obviously not put any lines together following the first day on the ice at training camp but the thinking may be that he will get to play more minutes as a winger. Nevertheless, look for Gagner to have his best fantasy season to date as he is out of Edmonton where there were too many offensively talented players ahead of him on the depth chart and now he is with Arizona, whose lack of offensive power gave them a chance to trade for Gagner.
Sep 20 - 6:33 AM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
5Justin Hodgman
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk