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Oilers sign Gagner to a two-year deal

Sunday, 08.29.2010 / 8:14 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010
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Oilers sign Gagner to a two-year deal
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with centre Sam Gagner on a two-year deal.

Gagner, 21, appeared in 68 games last season for the Oilers scoring 15 goals and 26 assists for 41 points.

The 5'11", 191-pound London, Ontario native has three seasons under his belt after having put up 49 points (13G, 36A) in his rookie year, where he was named to the 2008 NHL YoungStars Game in Atlanta.  He scored 41 points (16G, 25A) in his sophomore year.

Gagner has also competed for Team Canada in the 2007 World Junior Championship in Sweden. He played in all six games as the youngest player on the team helping Canada to their third of five straight gold medals. Later that year he played in the 2007 Super Series where he scored 15 points in the eight games and was named Series MVP.

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