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Sam Gagner | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 202
Contract: view contract details

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Sam Gagner is hoping to stay with the Flyers and he's plenty motivated.
"I feel like I have a lot to prove," he said. "I have a lot of people to prove wrong and plan on doing that. I'm as motivated as you can get." Coyotes GM Don Maloney stated the team dealt Gagner because they "didn't think he could play center at the National Hockey League level for us." GM Ron Hextall is still determining his plans for the 25-year-old forward, as he goes over the cap numbers. Philadelphia acquired Gagner and a conditional draft pick from Arizona over the weekend in exchange for Nicklas Grossmann and the final two years of Chris Pronger's contract. Jun 29 - 12:40 PM

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If the Flyers decide to buyout forward Sam Gagner, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be forced to pay a potion of that.

If the Flyers do opt for the buyout on Gagner's contract, Tampa Bay will need to pay one third of the deal because they will be paying a portion of his contract for the 2015-16 season. The Lightning have no say in the matter, as it's Philadelphia's decision to make.
Jun 28 - 1:22 PM

While they're playing coy to the media, it sounds like the Philadelphia Flyers might buy out Sam Gagner.

At 25, the oddly hard-luck forward would probably get some decent offers on the free agent market. The move would affect both the Flyers and Lightning, as the latter team retained $1.6 million of his current contract when the Bolts traded him to the Coyotes.
Jun 27 - 6:37 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers made a bold move after the draft, sending Nicklas Grossmann and Chris Pronger's contract to the Arizona Coyotes for Sam Gagner and a conditional draft pick.

The Flyers unload dead money and get a reclamation project in Gagner. Gagner, still just 25, had 41 points in his only season with the Coyotes. There's potential for him to make a leap, even if he has his flaws.
Jun 27 - 4:27 PM

Sam Gagner's time in Arizona appears to be coming to an end.

Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney has made it clear that Sam Gagner is no longer a fit in his plans, and is considering buying the young veteran forward out if he cannot find a trade partner. Arizona is on the hook for just $3.2M of his $4.8M cap hit, and buying Gagner out would cost the team just over $500K for the next two seasons. Gagner did manage 15 goals and 41 points in 81 games for the Coyotes last season, his highest sum in three seasons for what it's worth.
Jun 26 - 6:40 PM

Sam Gagner tickled the twine in Arizona’s 2-1 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.

Gagner scored late in the third period, his 15th of the year. He had 41 points in his first season in Arizona, quite the accomplishment considering this team was devoid of offense throughout the year. Martin Erat and David Moss got the assists.
Apr 12 - 12:17 AM

Sam Gagner had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Buffalo.

Gagner has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has 13 goals and 38 points in 76 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 31 - 9:23 AM

Sam Gagner had an assist in a 5-4 overtime win on Tuesday.

Gagner has 12 goals and 35 points in 73 contests in 2014-15. That's even worse than he did last season, which itself was seen as a significant step backwards. That being said, Arizona's offense has been terrible overall this season and that's likely taken its toll on Gagner.
Mar 25 - 10:40 AM

Sam Gagner had an assist in a 3-2 shootout win on Thursday.

Gagner has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has 12 goals and 32 points in 64 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 6 - 10:21 AM

Sam Gagner scored two power play goals in the first period on Thursday night in a 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

Gagner had been pointless in his previous five games, and has managed 30 points through 61 games this season. It was his third multi-goal game in the desert and his 14th straight game he did not finish above zero in plus/minus, a span in which he's been -10.
Feb 26 - 10:54 PM

Sam Gagner was the lone goal scorer for Arizona in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Blues.

It took him 54 games, but Gagner finally reached double-digit goals on the campaign, which has been disappointing for those expecting a renaissance in the desert. Martin Erat and Michael Stone picked up helpers on the tally.
Feb 10 - 11:42 PM

Sam Gagner is on a three-game point streak.

Gagner had an assist to help Arizona earn a 3-2 win against Montreal on Sunday. He has nine goals and 26 points in 49 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 2 - 8:49 AM

Sam Gagner's quietly putting together a decent run for the Arizona Coyotes, even as they continued their fall with a 7-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

He scored his ninth goal of the season, giving him four points (two goals, two assists) in the past four games. He has 25 points in 48 games so far in 2014-15, more or less falling in line with the modest expectations he carried into the season in most observers' eyes.
Jan 31 - 6:10 PM

Sam Gagner had an assist in a 6-1 loss on Tuesday.

Gagner went four games without a point. He has a lackluster seven goals and 22 points in 45 contests in 2014-15. Don't count on Gagner picking up the pace after the All-Star break.
Jan 21 - 10:15 AM

Sam Gagner has been moved back to center with the absence of Martin Hanzal in the lineup.

Gagner is playing between Mikkel Boedker and Lucas Lessio for now. After a terrible start, Gagner has turned it on of late with seven goals and 20 points in 37 games and eight points in his last seven. He was clicking nicely with Hanzal before the injury but is scoreless in his last two games without Hanzal.
Jan 10 - 7:27 AM

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C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Ryan White
4Chris VandeVelde
5Nick Cousins
6Vincent Lecavalier
LW1Brayden Schenn
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Sam Gagner
3Wayne Simmonds
4Michael Raffl
5Jason Akeson
6Jay Rosehill
7Aaron Palushaj
D1Mark Streit
2Andrew MacDonald
3Michael Del Zotto
4Luke Schenn
5Nick Schultz
6Carlo Colaiacovo
7Radko Gudas
8Brandon Manning
9Evgeni Medvedev
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery