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Sam Gagner Signs With Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Sam Gagner to a one-year contract for the 2016-17 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Gagner, who turns 27 on August 10, has posted 124 goals and 228 assists for 352 points with 297 penalty minutes in 615 career NHL games over nine NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers. He has finished in his team’s top-three in scoring five times and registered 40-plus points in six of his eight full campaigns.

“Sam has scored 350 points and played in 600 games in the NHL and is still a young player who can be a solid contributor on our team,” said Kekalainen. “He is a talented, right-handed shot center who will add to our skill and depth at that position.”

The London, Ontario native collected 8-8-16 with 25 penalty minutes and a +4 plus/minus rating in 53 games with the Flyers during the 2015-16 regular season and added 0-2-2 and eight penalty minutes in six postseason contests. He also tallied 1-5-6 with four penalty minutes and was +3 in nine games with the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

 

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StayClassy's avatar

Jackets are shallow down the middle so I guess this does hurt for the zero risk involved. He could potentially be their #2 guy. I wonder if they were aware of Vermettes possible availability?

Posted by StayClassy from Wings fan in Columbus on 08/01/16 at 04:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wasn’t Vermette a Jackets player before?

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 08/01/16 at 04:57 PM ET

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