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Oilers agree to terms with Gagner on contract extension

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with centre Sam Gagner on a three-year contract extension.

Gagner, 23, recorded 38 points (14G, 24A) in 48 games last season. His 38 points and 24 assists ranked second on the team in both categories. He also posted a career high 10-game point streak, registering 11 points (3G, 8A) during this span.

The 5’11”, 199 pound forward has spent his entire NHL career with the Oilers and has accumulated 258 points (91G, 167A) and 203 penalty minutes in 414 career games. Gagner’s 258 points rank him 17th in Oilers all-time scoring.

The London, Ontario native has represented his country several times internationally, most recently at the 2008 World Hockey Championship. He also participated in the 2007 World Junior Hockey Championship. Gagner played in the 2008 NHL Young Stars Game in Atlanta as a part of the NHL All-Star weekend.

Gagner was Edmonton’s 1st round selection, 6th overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft.

Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, TELUS and Ford.

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