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Sam Gagner

28-Year-Old Center – Vancouver Canucks

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Coming off a terrible season in Philly and joining a team coming off a brutal season of its own, Gagner’s modest one-year deal with the Blue Jackets didn't attract much notice last August. My, how times have changed. The journeyman found a home on an explosive Columbus power...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/10/1989   BORN: London, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sam Gagner Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $9.45 million contract with the Canucks in July of 2017.

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Gagner was a member of the team's top power-play unit at practice Wednesday, according to Sportsnet 650's Joey Kenward.

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Sam Gagner NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 18 79 13 36 49 -21 23 135 9.6 1 0 4 0 4
2008-09 19 76 16 25 41 -1 51 156 10.3 1 0 16:46 6 5 11 3:03 28 13
2009-10 20 68 15 26 41 -8 33 170 8.8 1 0 16:17 6 12 18 2:37 30 16
2010-11 21 NHL EDM 68 15 27 42 -17 37 138 10.9 2 1 17:45 3 6 9 2:57 24 29
2011-12 22 NHL EDM 75 18 29 47 5 36 149 12.1 0 0 17:11 6 6 12 2:28 21 23
2012-13 23 NHL EDM 48 14 24 38 -6 23 113 12.4 1 0 19:25 4 11 15 2:56 35 22
2013-14 24 NHL EDM 67 10 27 37 -29 41 143 7.0 1 0 18:23 1 6 7 2:37 33 34
2014-15 25 NHL ARI 81 15 26 41 -28 28 183 8.2 1 0 17:15 6 6 12 2:16 63 19
2015-16 26 NHL PHI 53 8 8 16 4 25 86 9.3 2 0 13:52 2 1 3 1:55 17 15
2016-17 27 NHL CLS 81 18 32 50 10 22 178 10.1 1 0 13:43 8 10 18 2:26 22 16
2017-18 28 NHL VAN 6 0 2 2 -1 2 11 0.0 0 0 15:04 0 1 1 3:36 4 1
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Sam Gagner – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

15:04

Average Time On Ice

On average, Sam Gagner was on the ice for 15:04.

3:36

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Sam Gagner was on the ice for 3:36 during power plays.

0:20

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Sam Gagner was on the ice for 0:20 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 13:52 1:55 0:00
2016-17 13:43 2:26 0:01
2017-18 15:04 3:36 0:20

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 19 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:47 5:10
Oct 17 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:30 0:00
Oct 14 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:41 5:13
Oct 12 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 16:26 3:37
Oct 10 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:28 2:42
Oct 7 EDM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:33 4:55

Sam Gagner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gagner signed a three-year contract worth $3.15 million annually with the Canucks on Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

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Gagner is a pending unrestricted free agent, thus exposing him to the Vegas expansion draft, theScore reports.

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Gagner managed two assists with a plus-1 rating in Sunday's 3-2 loss against the Capitals.

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Gagner opened the scoring Monday with his 18th goal of the season in a 5-3 win over the Flyers.

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Gagner may remain at center even after Lukas Sedlak returns from an oblique strain, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Gagner notched a goal and an assist Sunday in a 3-0 win over the Devils.

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Gagner snapped a 30-game goal drought with a power-play marker in the third period of Saturday's 3-2 loss to Ottawa.

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Gagner hasn't scored a goal in 21 games dating back to Dec. 23.

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Gagner picked up two assists -- one on the power play -- during Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Rangers.

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Gagner scored a goal and added an assist, both on the power play, in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Oilers.

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Gagner went plus-2 while registering an empty-net goal along with an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.

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Gagner collected two goals and two assists with four shots on net through just 11:30 of ice time during Monday's win over Arizona.

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2017-18

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2016-17

It’s hard to believe Gagner is only 26, but the former OHL star has spent nine seasons in the NHL, with each new season holding less promise than before. He scored just eight goals and 16 points in 53 games with the Flyers, prompting a no-brainer decision to not re-sign him. Gagner is a playmaking winger who lacks size and has a history of concussions, making him a dicey investment for the Blue Jackets, who signed him to a one-year deal August 1.

2015-16

Traded to the Flyers from the Coyotes in late June, Gagner is getting a fresh start with an offensively talented hockey team. The 26-year-old's own gifts as a playmaker have never been in question, but it's his perpetual lack of consistency that will result in him skating for his third team in as many seasons. Coming off a 15-goal, 41-point season with Arizona in 2014-15, Gagner is expected to skate on the Flyers' third line, while potentially factoring into their second power-pay unit. Though Philadelphia boasts two of the league's top point getters in Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek, they struggled to generate much offense from their bottom six, but Gagner certainly has the ability to help change that narrative. He could very well deliver another 40-point campaign, though his minimal contributions in the non-scoring categories will work to negate his overall fantasy impact,

2014-15

It feels like Gagner has been around forever, but we’re still waiting on the 25-year-old to deliver the breakout that has never seemed to come. Still, Gagner is a highly-skilled player who will slot into the role the Coyotes hoped Mike Ribeiro would fill: as a staple among their top-six forwards and a key cog on the power play. His 37 points and minus-29 rating in 2013-14 qualified a disappointment, but Gagner did miss a dozen games and was undermined by one of the league’s worst defenses in Edmonton. The change of scenery can only help. Gagner will likely line up on a wing and play some center, but the big question is whether in his eighth season in the NHL, he has another gear to get over the 50-point hump once and for all.

2013-14

So much for a 55-point season. Gagner underwent surgery to repair a broken jaw in the last week of September, courtesy of the errant stick of Vancouver's Zach Kassian. At least Kassian was suspended -- Gagner's face looked like it had been rearranged a little like a Mr. Potato Head. He's out for the first two months of the season and that seriously puts a damper on both his output and the Oilers', too. Once he returns, he'll have to earn his way back to center an up-and-coming second line with Nail Yakupov and Ales Hemsky (or Hemsky's replacement, if they successfully move him). Forty points might be a stretch. Ouch ... literally and figuratively.

2012-13

Gagner has been pushed to the second line with the Oil's addition of so much top end talent. He can still be a useful player, but is no longer seen as someone to build a franchise around and his naem is often whispered in trade rumors. Gagner is still just 22 years of age and could start this year with 2012's top overall pick, Nail Yakupov, flanking him, but his upside seems to be that of a 20-goal scorer with only a small handful of those goals on the power play.

2011-12

Gagner missed the final month of the 2010-11 season after having his hand sliced open by a teammate during a game. He will be fully recovered from the freak accident for the start of this season and is expected to center the second line. Gagner has disappointed the Oilers as he hasn't taken that next step in his evolution since scoring 49 points in his rookie campaign. The Oilers are starting to acquire more offensive talent and if Gagner is unable to take that next step this season, he may find his playing time diminished or taken away all together.

2010-11

Gagner was another Oiler that ended last season on injured reserve. His problem was with his hip and although the injury wasn't considered all that serious, the Oilers decided it would be best not to take a chance with their young center. If he had stayed healthy Gagner was poised to score the most goals in a season in his young career, but is still not much of a fantasy force with the exception of deeper leagues as scoring more than 25 goals in a season may be a stretch for him if he's not on the first line.

2009-10

Gagner was part of the problem in Edmonton last season. Not so much for declining play, but for having pretty much the same season as his freshman year. Improvement was expected, but outside of improving his plus/minus from -21 to -1, his stats are similar. If he wants more ice time, than he will have to find the back of the net more than the 16 times he did in 2008-09. Once again the upside is there for him to do just that, but his ceiling may be that of a 25-30 goal scorer.

2008-09

Gagner had a solid rookie season for Edmonton finishing with 13 goals and 49 points in 79 games. He has a very bright future. Finished the season as the Oilers number one center and should remain there. Although not a fantasy stud as of yet, there is plenty of room for improvement.

2007-08

Gagner has terrific hockey sense to go along with good offensive upside and defensive smarts. Hopefully, his development will continue in the upcoming years as the Oilers have a great prospect here. He'll likely return to London of the OHL in 2007-08.

2006-07

Gagner could very well one of the smartest hockey minds in this year's draft and we all know how hockey IQ can elevate a player's ultimate performance. Sure, he's a bit on the small side at 5'10" and 191 lbs, and he needs to improve his skating. But this kid is one of those seeing-eye playmakers who can dish up tasty little passes to sniping linemates. He needs some more seasoning but he will some day deliver better than a point per game. And fantasy owners will rejoice.