Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano played together at the world juniors and had similar hockey ties in their hometown in Toronto, but they didn't have any real roots.

Then they both made their NHL debuts with the Edmonton Oilers in 2007-08. It was the start of a fast friendship.

Cogs and Gags, as they were better known, spent four seasons with the organization. They played on the same line, shared a house with defenceman Tom Gilbert, and are still in frequent contact, even though Cogliano is now with the Anaheim Ducks.