Sam Gagner to Flyers: Latest Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

June 27th, 2015 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

According to Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, his team has acquired center Sam Gagner from the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of defenseman Chris Pronger.

The Flyers also receive a conditional draft pick for 2016 or 2017. Chris Johnston of SportsNet has the figures for how much Gagner will earn next season.

Gagner recorded 15 goals with the Coyotes last season, his only year with the team. Adding 26 assists for 41 points, it's his highest scoring output since 2011-12 when he was a member of the Edmonton Oilers, the team that drafted him in 2007.

Grossmann led a struggling Flyers defense with a plus-eight rating. He had five goals and nine assists in 68 games. Pronger has not played in the NHL since appearing in 13 games in the 2011-12 season.

Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney commented on what Grossmann brings to the team, per Dave Vest of "He's a big defender & a hard defender & a very good penalty killer. Dave Tippett knows and likes him. We've added an important defenseman & we'll continue to work to build our roster. ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.