Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign Sam Gagner and Let Mike Comrie Walk

August 30th, 2010 by Alex Thomas Leave a reply »
Well, long time no write for me. Not much has been going on as of late with the Edmonton Oilers, but tonight we do have some news, and we also have a few interesting rumors that include the Oilers.

The Oilers signed top RFA forward Sam Gagner to a two-year contract earlier tonight. Gagner was the sixth overall pick by the Oilers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and has the second most points of any player in that draft year, behind only Pat Kane of the Blackhawks, who went first.

The Oilers will pay Gagner $2.275 million per season. Gagner had a tough year last year, but so didn't every Oiler. Gagner has 131 points in his NHL career, getting 44 goals and 87 assists. Last season, Gagner scored 15 goals, and added 26 assists for 41 points, but he also missed some time due to a hip injury.

This is a good deal for the Oilers. It gives Gagner two years to prove himself, and it's not at a big cap hit either, meaning the Oilers still have a good amount of room left in their cap space. Gagner made fair market value, which is something the Oilers wanted to make sure happened. Gagner should be the team's top-line center come opening night.

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