Centre Sam Gagner agrees to three-year deal with Oilers, avoids arbitration

Monday, 07.22.2013 / 9:35 AM The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have come to terms with Sam Gagner on a three-year contract.

General manager Craig MacTavish announced the deal via Twitter on the eve of an arbitration hearing.

The 23-year-old centre had 14 goals and 24 assists in 48 games last season.

Gagner reportedly was asking for US$5.5 million a year, with Edmonton offering $3.5 million.

He earned $2.275 million last season.

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