Mar 3, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner (89) against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Oilers 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Oilers Sign Sam Gagner

Today, good news arrived in Edmonton for fans and management. After negotiations stalled the past few days, with the Gagner camp insisting Gagner was worth 5.5 while Edmonton felt safe at 3.5 it looked like a sure bet they were going to arbitration.

Earlier in the morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced they had signed Sam Gagner to a 3 year deal at 4.4M- 5M- 5M with a no movement clause coming into play during the second year.

In six NHL seasons, Sam Gagner has recorded 91 goals 167 assists 258 points in 414 games played. In 48 games played this past season, Gagner recorded 14 goals 24 assists 38 points. He averaged 0.79 points per game which was a career high. Sam Gagner has developed into a strong 2nd line centre, and his skill set is a intregal part to the success in Edmonton.

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