Simon Gagne
Simon Gagne
39-Year-Old Left WingLW
 Free Agent  
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$Agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Bruins in October of 2014.
Simon Gagne: Headed for Retirement
LWFree Agent
September 15, 2015
Gagne announced his retirement from professional hockey Tuesday, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
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Gagne spent 14 seasons in the NHL, 11 of which came with the Flyers. The 35-year-old was a two-time All-Star, appeared in two Olympic Games for the Canadian team, and raised the Stanley Cup for the only time in his career in 2011-12 as a member of the Kings. After sitting out for a year, Gagne was able to able to earn a roster spot with the Bruins out of training camp last season, but left the team in December following the death of his father and didn't return. Apparently fulfilled with his playing career, Gagne elected to hang up his skates after recording 291 goals and 601 points across 822 regular-season games.
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Gagne is well past his days of 40 goals and 70 points, but the veteran winger still mustered 11 points in 27 games last season. He could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.
Gagne got off to a hot start with seven tallies in his first 17 games, but a concussion in late December cut his regular-season short. He was largely a disappointment (seven goals and 10 assists in 34 games) despite the quick start. He finally returned to the lineup in the Stanley Cup Finals and early indications are that he's going to try to play in 2012-13. He's under contract for one more season and figures to challenge Dustin Penner for a spot in the top-six forwards, but it's becoming harder and harder to count on Gagne for both production and health.
Gagne battled injuries again last year but the Kings are banking on a return to health out of the former 40-goal scorer. Gagne flourished with Mike Richards previously in Philadelphia but the Kings could also decide to pair him up with the uber-talented Anze Kopitar. A return to health may be wish-casting, but the upside is there if he can lace up the skates on a nightly basis.
Gagne is an elite winger with speed, smarts and skill. But he also has a list of injuries that's longer than a Brett Favre retirement decision. He's at his best when he adds a physical bite to his game but that just makes us cringe. We don't expect a full season from him but we do expect magic when he's on the ice. After all, he's now Vinny Lecavalier's wing-man and that means his point-per-game average could be the best of his career. We just don't know how many games he'll actually play. He's the epitome of risk-reward -- how much can you stomach?
In his last three full seasons, Gagne has managed to score 47, 41 and 34 goals in that order. So, if we are searching for a trend, look for Gagne to score 27-31 goals this season. That's still a good season, but a drop-off from his recent past. However, another trend is for Gagne's assist total to go up. In the past four seasons, Simon has registered 21, 32, 27 and 40 assists in that order. So as he lights the lamp less, he has braced a more veteran role and has been accumulating more assists. Look for both these trends to continue and for his point total to remain in the 70-80 range.
Gagne only played 25 games last season suffering from the effects from a concussion. Pr-season reports indicate that he has recovered from that and there was hope that he could have joined the team should they have made the Stanley Cup Finals, so it looks like he's a safe player to target - especially at a discount - at the draft table. The injury and his seven goals, may have caused him to fall of the radar for some but there's little reason to think that he can't tally another 40-goal campaign with the improving talent around him.
Even though the Flyers struggled, Gagne had his second best season as a pro. Gagne has now played 500 games as a Flyer. His ability to get to the openings with quickness makes him one of the more dangerous offensive players in the league. When you think about it, if he could score 41 goals in last year's mess, imagine what he could do if things come together for the Flyers.
Gagne had 47 goals last season and there is no reason to think it was a fluke. If Peter Forsberg can stay healthy all season, Gagne might be able to score 55 goals. Gagne is currently unsigned, but he is expected to be signed in time for training camp. He is an early round selection.
Gagne is slated to play on a line with Peter Forsberg and Jeff Carter - if this line sticks throughout the season, Gagne could realize a 75-point year.
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LWFree Agent
June 4, 2015
Gagne recently indicated that he doesn't intend to retire and will be actively pursuing a contract with an NHL team this summer, Damien Cox of Sportsnet reports.
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LWFree Agent
Personal
January 28, 2015
Gagne (personal) was placed on unconditional waivers, likely for the purpose of his release, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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Simon Gagne: (Personal) Won't Return To Team This Season
LWBoston Bruins  Free Agent
Personal
January 12, 2015
Gagne (personal) will not return to the Bruins this season.
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LWBoston Bruins  Free Agent
Personal
December 10, 2014
Gagne is away from the Bruins on a personal leave of absence, Joe Haggerty of csnne.com reports.
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LWBoston Bruins  Free Agent
Personal
December 9, 2014
Gagne missed Tuesday's practice for personal reasons, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.
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