"I was pretty happy that Boston called," Gagne, 34, told CSNNE.com Thursday. "I was looking for a team like them that wanted to go back and win a [Stanley] Cup, and a team that made sense with some open spots. They're going to give me my chance. I think not playing last year really makes me energized, and now I really want to play again."
In 13 NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Los Angeles Kings, Gagne has 287 goals and 597 points in 799 regular-season games. He's scored at least 20 goals seven times, and was part of the Kings team that won the Stanley Cup in 2012.