Simon Gagne Traded to Tampa Bay Lightning

July 19th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
After numerous rumors of Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, and everywhere in between, Simon Gagne has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman Matt Walker and a fourth-round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Gagne, scheduled to make $5.25 million for the upcoming 2010-11 season, scored 17 goals and added 23 assists for a total of 40 points through 58 games with the Flyers last season. It is widely accepted that Gagne was sent packing by the Flyers due to salary cap concerns, not for his lack of effort or injury woes.

Originally drafted by the Flyers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Gagne had spent his entire ten year career with the Flyers, scoring 259 goals and adding 265 assists for a total of 524 points in 664 career NHL games.

Gagne scored 30 or more goals on four occasions with the Flyers, including a career-high 47-goal effort in 2005-06 and a subsequent 41-goal effort in 2006-07.

Head injuries and concussions have conspired to limit Gagne’s play over the past few seasons, limiting his play to just 25 gam ...

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