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9 Sam Gagner C
Height/Weight: 5-11/202 | Birthdate: 8/10/1989 | Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada | Team: Arizona Coyotes | College: None | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $3,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 14/5 | Average Draft Position: 205.37
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12/24/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI Massive Outing For Coyotes' Gagner

Sam Gagner

Massive Outing For Coyotes' Gagner

News: Sam Gagner unloaded on his old Oilers mates Tuesday, racking up two goals on five shots, two assists, a plus-4 rating and two PIM in a 5-1 victory.
Analysis: The Oilers had held Sam Gagner to just a single point over his first three games against them in his first season outside of an Edmonton sweater, but he finally got his revenge in this one. While things have otherwise been slow for Gagner - he entered play Tuesday with just three points over his prior 11 games -- he's been picking it up lately, having found his way onto the scoresheet in three of the last four. Maybe with another few four-point games, he'll become fantasy-relevant again.

12/17/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Returns To Lineup With Assist

News: After being a healthy scratch for the first time since his sophomore season, Sam Gagner returned to the Coyotes' lineup Tuesday and picked up an assist on the game-winner against the Oilers. He was plus-1, took three shots, and added two hits and a blocked shot in 20:27 of ice time.
Analysis: The 25 year-old Sam Gagner has been a huge disappointment in his first season with Arizona, registering just 11 points and a minus-8 rating in 30 games. It looks like he should be back in the lineup for now, but he needs to produce to keep his spot.

12/13/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI Coyotes Make Gagner A Healthy Scratch

Sam Gagner

Coyotes Make Gagner A Healthy Scratch

News: Sam Gagner was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Wild.
Analysis: It's safe to say that Sam Gagner hasn't been provided the offensive spark the Coyotes had counted on after he was acquired from the Oilers in June. The 25-year-old has just three goals, 10 points and a minus-9 rating over 29 games. Coach Dave Tippett is likely hoping the banishment to the press box lights a fire under him.

12/3/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Scores Tuesday

News: Sam Gagner scored his third goal of the season Tuesday in a loss to Calgary. He took three shots and was even on the night.
Analysis: Sam Gagner has struggled to get going offensively in a disappointing start to his time in Arizona, but he has six points in his last 10 games giving some hope that he will turn it around.

11/15/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Adds Two Helpers

News: Sam Gagner picked up a pair of helpers in Friday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.
Analysis: Sam Gagner has struggled to find his way in his first season away from Edmonton, as the two assists brought his point total to just six in 17 games this year. In six full seasons after turning in an impressive 49-point rookie campaign in 2007-08, Gagner has failed to reach that mark again, so it's probably safe to count on him being somewhere in the 30- to 40-point range with Arizona this year, with anything beyond that coming as a bonus.

11/5/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Scores Monday

News: Sam Gagner scored his second goal Monday in a win over the Leafs. He took three shots and had two hits.
Analysis: Sam Gagner scored for the second consecutive game and now has points in four of his last six after not registering a point in the first six games of the season. He's still seeing a healthy dose of ice time with the man advantage (2:43 on average), but his total ice time is down nearly two minutes from last year's 18:23 -- on Tuesday, he skated just 14:48. That's third-line ice time, so this bears watching.

11/2/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Pots First Of Season

News: Sam Gagner put his team ahead for good with his third period goal in a 6-5 win over the Capitals on Sunday.
Analysis: The goal was his first of the season to go along with two assists. The potential is there, and he's hovered in the 40-50 point range in every season of his career, but so far the production hasn't been.

10/29/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner On Score Sheet In Second Straight

News: Sam Gagner picked up an assist Tuesday in a loss to the Lightning. He had two shots and two hits in 16:42 of ice time.
Analysis: It was his second straight game with an assist after not producing any points in his first five games with Arizona. He continues to man a wing on the Coyotes' second line with Martin Hanzal and Shane Doan.

10/27/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Picks Up First Point

News: Sam Gagner picked up an assist Saturday against Florida for his first point as a Coyote. He was minus-1 and added one shot in 19:24 of ice time.
Analysis: Sam Gagner was expected to pick up some of the offensive slack left by the departures of Mike Ribeiro and Radim Vrbata, but that hasn't worked out so far. If this gets him going, he could still be a useful fantasy player the rest of the year.

10/24/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI Coyotes' Gagner Still Without Point

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Still Without Point

News: Sam Gagner was held off the scoresheet and was minus-2 Thursday in a loss to Minnesota. He put one shot on net in 17:34 of ice time.
Analysis: Sam Gagner has yet to register a point with the Coyotes. His track record suggests that the points will come soon, but he could soon endanger his playing time if his slump continues.

10/16/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI Coyotes' Gagner Starting Slowly

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Starting Slowly

News: Sam Gagner has held without a point in 16:28 of ice time Wednesday in a win over his old Oilers mates. He took only one shot and had three hits.
Analysis: Sam Gagner has yet to register a point in three contests with Arizona, which certainly qualifies as a disappointing start. The Coyotes are counting on him to replace the production of Mike Ribeiro, who left in the offseason after only one year in the desert. Gagner is getting plenty of opportunity to do so, including leading Coyotes forwards in power-play ice time Wednesday (3:21). With opportunities like that, he should get it going soon.

10/5/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Could Play Wing

News: Sam Gagner's position to start the season is up in the air as Coah Dave Tippett is considering playing him on the wing, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: Playing the wing shouldn't affect Sam Gagner's fantasy potential, except possibly expanding his position eligibility. The Coyotes' are counting on him to be a big part of the offence regardless and fantasy owners hope he will realize his potential after years of teasing it.

10/4/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner (Upper Body) Will Play Friday

News: Sam Gagner will play against the Sharks on Friday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Sam Gagner was expected to suit up for Friday's contest, and now that suspicion has been confirmed. With that news, he shouldn't miss any regular season time due to the injury. Gagner is set to play on the line with Martin Hanzal and Martin Erat for the finale.

10/2/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Expected To Play Friday

News: Sam Gagner (undisclosed) is expected to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Sam Gagner bolstered his chances of playing Friday by taking part in Thursday's practice. Even if he doesn't end up suiting up in the final exhibition, Gagner should be over the undisclosed issue before the regular season kicks off next week.

10/1/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes' Gagner Uncertain For Wednesday

News: Sam Gagner's (upper body) status for Wednesday's preseason game against Edmonton is unclear, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: Sam Gagner's injury was previously undisclosed. The severity remains unclear, but he is day-to-day for now.

9/30/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Coyotes Try Out Gagner At Wing

News: Sam Gagner (undisclosed) began practicing at right wing Sunday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Coach Dave Tippett is merely experimenting to see where Sam Gagner -- who played center, his natural position, for the first week of camp -- fits best with his new team. Gagner was held out of Monday's preseason game vs. the Canucks as a precaution after he was banged up in last Friday's contest, but he should return to the ice for the remainder of the Coyotes' exhibition schedule.

6/29/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Bolts Flip Gagner To Coyotes

News: Just hours after Sam Gagner was acquired from the Oilers, the Lightning shipped him along with forward B.J. Crombeen to the Coyotes for a 2015 sixth-round draft pick, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The Bolts will be responsible for covering one-third of the remainder of Sam Gagner's salary, but still create more cap space for themselves in the deal, while giving the 24-year-old forward a more permanent landing spot. Gagner, who produced 10 goals and 27 assists last season for a rudderless Oilers squad, will be tasked with filling a top-six role with Arizona, as a de facto replacement at center for the bought-out Mike Ribeiro.

6/29/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Tampa Bay Deals For Gagner

News: The Oilers have traded Sam Gagner to the Lightning for Teddy Purcell, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: After missing the first 13 games of the 2013-14 season while recovering from a broken jaw, the 24-year-old Sam Gagner -- the No. 6 overall pick in the 2007 Entry Draft -- recorded 10 goals and 27 assists in 67 games for the Oilers. It looks like he'll get a fresh start with the Lightning, while improving the team's depth up front in the process.

4/10/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Oilers' Gagner Suffers Ankle Injury

News: Sam Gagner left Thursday's game with an ankle injury and will not return.
Analysis: Sam Gagner's point streak will end at three games as he deals with an ankle injury for the third time this season.

4/5/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Oilers' Gagner Pots Game-Winner Friday

News: Sam Gagner scored his 10th goal of the season late in the third period to tie the game and then scored during the shootout to lead the Oilers past the Coyotes 3-2 on Friday.
Analysis: It was quite the end of the night for Sam Gagner, who was relatively quiet until the very end. He scored the game-tying goal with just 41 seconds remaining in the game and then was the only one to find the net during the shootout. He had been held without a point in his three previous games, but Friday's goal now gives the defensive-minded center 35 points on the year.

3/29/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Oilers' Gagner Lights The Lamp Friday

News: Sam Gagner scored his ninth goal of the season as the Oilers' beat the Ducks 4-3 in overtime Friday.
Analysis: Sam Gagner had missed the last two days of practice with an ankle injury but got right down to business with an early first period goal to negate the quick lead the Ducks jumped out to just 35 seconds into the game. He's got two goals and one assist over his last five games giving him a total of 34 points in 60 games this season. The minus-25 rating could certainly use some help though.

3/27/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Oilers' Gagner Expected To Play Friday

News: Sam Gagner (ankle) is expected to play Friday versus the Ducks, according to the Oilers' official site.
Analysis: There was some thought that Sam Gagner may have reinjured his ankle after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday, but apparently those were just maintenance days to allow the ankle to heal and he won't miss any playing time.

3/27/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Oilers' Gagner Skips Practice Again

News: Sam Gagner (undisclosed) missed practice again Thursday.
Analysis: Sam Gagner's absence from Wednesday's practice was believed to be for maintenance purposes more than anything, but now that he's been out two days in a row, it's possible an aggravated ankle injury could be at play. We probably won't find out his status for Friday's game against the Ducks until after morning skate.

3/26/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Oilers' Gagner Misses Practice Wednesday

News: Sam Gagner was absent from practice Wednesday, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis: There was no reason given for his absence and it could just be a case of Sam Gagner being given a day off.

3/19/2014

Sam Gagner, C, ARI

Sam Gagner

Oilers' Gagner Tallies Assist, Goal In Win

News: Sam Gagner registered a goal and assist in Tuesday's win over the Predators.
Analysis: Aside from being held scoreless in his previous two games, Sam Gagner has come out of the gate strong in March, scoring in each of his other six games this month. He's compiled two goals and seven assists during that time, but only has a plus-1 rating to show for it.