Simon Gagne RUMORS & NEWS

  • Former Flyers forward Simon Gagne officially retires from NHL

    CBS Sports "Simon Gagne has officially announced his retirement from the NHL after a 14-year career that had its fair share of brilliant moments, mostly with the Philadelphia Flyers over 11 seasons. “Today, I want to thank my trainers and teammates,” said Gagne in a press release. “You inspired me to..." September 15

  • Simon Gagne Looks to Return to NHL in 2015

    Today's Slapshot "Simon Gagne had a less-than-stellar campaign with the Boston Bruins in 2014-2015, though not of his own accord. Signed to a one year deal by the offensively stagnant Bruins to solidify their weak right side, Gagne came out of his one-year hiatus from NHL hockey with a bang. The then-34 year old..." May 28

  • Report: Bruins take step to release Gagne

    Pro Hockey Talk "Simon Gagne‘s attempt to stage a comeback after being out of the NHL for a season was successful as he participated in 23 games with Boston. On Jan. 12 though, he made it known that he was permanently leaving the Bruins. “The last month has been extremely difficult for me with my father being..." January 29

  • Simon Gagne will not return to Bruins this season to be with family

    Mass Live "The Bruins announced on Monday, that forward Simon Gagne will not be returning to the team. Gagne was granted an indefinite leave of absence on Dec. 10 to spend time with his father, who was battling cancer at the time. His father has since passed away. “At this time Simon feels that he has..." January 13

  • Gagne away from B's on 'personal leave of absence'

    CSN New England "The Bruins got Zdeno Chara, David Warsofsky and David Krejci back on Tuesday morning, but were still practicing at much less than 100 percent roster capacity with a number of other forwards missing. Daniel Paille and Carl Soderberg were both missing from practice while battling an undisclosed..." December 10

  • Ailing father behind Gagne's leave of absence

    CSN New England "Claude Julien termed it an “indefinite” personal leave of absence for fourth-line winger Simon Gagne on Wednesday morning, and a few hours later the unfortunate news behind him leaving the team was made public. TVA reporter Ren Lavoie tweeted out the news that Gagne’s father has been diagnosed..." December 10

  • Simon Gagne may give Bruins spark on offense

    Boston Herald "Can Seth Griffith be a legitimate first-line right winger, or at least represent a viable stopgap measure until a better option shakes loose on the trade market? Can Ryan Spooner and Matt Fraser establish themselves as NHL players? What are the best defensive pairs from the seven blueliners..." October 15

  • Bruins sign Gagne: one year, $600K

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a slow start to the season in which they’ve scored four goals in four games, the Bruins are rolling the dice on a veteran sniper. Simon Gagne, who was with the B’s in training camp and preseason, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $600,000, per ESPN. Gagne, 34, didn’t play at all last..." October 14

  • Flyers consider inviting Gagne to camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "For 27 games Philadelphia Flyers fans were able to watch Simon Gagne back in the team’s uniform once more. One would think that the 33-year-old winger would be lost in the numbers game for the cap-challenged team but that might not be true. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren told the Philadelphia Inquirer..." September 04

  • Kings trade Simon Gagne to Philadelphia Flyers for conditional 4th round pick

    Jewels From The Crown "The Kings have traded Simon Gagne back to the team where he played his first ten seasons -- the Philadelphia Flyers. In exchange, Los Angeles received a conditional 4th round pick. The pick will reportedly turn into a 3rd if the Flyers make the postseason. Though Gagne lost most of the 2011-12..." February 26

  • Flyers acquire veteran forward Gagne from Kings for pick

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers acquired forward Simon Gagne from the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday for a conditional fourth round pick in 2013. This will be Gagne's second stint with the Flyers. He last played in Philadelphia during the 2009-10 season before being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning..." February 26

  • Kings' Gagne makes timely comeback

    L.A. Daily News "The chase for the elusive Stanley Cup trophy was not going to slip through the hands of Kings winger Simon Gagne. Come hell or high water the respected 12-year veteran was going to make it back on the ice in time to help the Kings pursue the biggest prize in hockey. That he was with them..." June 05

  • Kings get consolation prize after losing out on Brad Richards: Simon Gagne

    L.A. Daily News "For the Kings, Simon Gagne was an easier sell than Brad Richards. After Richards spurned the Kings' advances and signed a nine-year contract with the New York Rangers, Gagne agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal Saturday that should bolster a left side weakened by the loss of Ryan..." July 03

  • Simon Gagne is the consolation prize after Kings miss out on Brad Richards

    Los Angeles Times "Rejected again by a premier free agent, the Kings on Saturday found a respectable solution to their urgent need for scoring from the left side. Soon after learning Brad Richards had spurned them in favor of the New York Rangers, the Kings agreed with left wing Simon Gagne on a two-year,..." July 03

  • Bolts' Simon Gagne plays it cool

    Boston Herald "Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher has an issue with the way Lightning left winger Simon Gagne handles the pressure of playing in the seventh game of a series. Boucher hopes all his players will follow Gagne's lead when the Lightning take on the Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals..." May 27

  • Gagne able to continue winning ways

    Boston Globe "Simon Gagne didn't know his nickname in Boston is "Bruin killer.'' Yesterday, though, the Lightning forward solidified his status as one of the most hated players to Black and Gold fans when he scored the winning goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Gagne's goal came at 6:54 of..." May 22

  • Gagne expects to be ready to face Bruins

    Tampa Tribune "As Simon Gagne took the ice Monday, the rest of the team was put on red alert. "Don't hit the guy in the red jersey.'' Gagne was not looking for that sort of gingerly approach as he returned to practice for the first time since his head struck in the ice on April 29, during Game 1 against..." May 10

  • Time off helping Gagne

    Tampa Tribune "The long layoff for the Lightning proved beneficial for injured LW Simon Gagne, who missed the final three games of the series against Washington. Gagne suffered a likely head injury when his head hit the ice in the first period of Game 1 against the Capitals following a clean hit from Scott..." May 09

  • Gagne the Lightning's Man for the Moment

    Tampa Tribune "There were times this season when nothing went right. Now it's another season, and here is Simon Gagne - like always. There is big hockey and he is playing big. It's what the man does. "In the playoffs," Gagne said, "anything you can do can make the difference." The Lightning left..." April 25

  • Postseason is reason Tampa Bay Lightning brought in Simon Gagne

    Tampa Bay Times "His performance this season was disappointing, and yet no one is complaining. His numbers were insufficient, and yet nobody is counting. It is true Simon Gagne's debut season in Tampa Bay could have included a bit more razzle and a dash of dazzle, but it is still too soon to close the..." April 18

  • Scar tissue contributing to Tampa Bay Lightning Simon Gagne's neck trouble

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning believes a scar-tissue mass in the muscles in the back of Simon Gagne's neck is at least contributing to the nerve injury he has dealt with this season. "Obviously, there's a lot of nerve involvement coming through that area," head athletic trainer Tommy Mulligan said Tuesday...." March 23

  • Gagne makes surprise return

    Tampa Tribune "A Lightning team short a few goal scorers got one of those key contributors back a little sooner than expected Tuesday, thanks in part to the wonders of modern medicine. LW Simon Gagne, who missed Saturday's game against Ottawa after receiving a special treatment for a chronic neck ailment, was..." March 23

  • Gagne still mired in offensive funk

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Stamkos was the first to break out. Then came Marty St. Louis and Teddy Purcell. By the time the Lightning's 4-3 shootout victory against the Blackhawks ended on Wednesday, all the players they count on most to score had seemingly broken out of their individual scoring slumps. All, that..." March 11

  • Simon Gagne settled in and in a groove

    Tampa Bay Times "Simon Gagne finally feels at home. The Lightning left wing didn't believe it would take this long. Oh, he knew it wouldn't be easy. You don't leave a team and a community after 11 seasons and simply turn a page. But that it took until January for Gagne and his family to really settle in..." February 04

  • Gagne finally settling in with Lightning "More than 6 months after an agonizing 2-week stretch in July that ended Simon Gagne's prodigious 10-year run as a Flyer, he is no more comfortable talking about his exit now than he was then. Gagne, who faced the Flyers last night for the second time since the July 19 trade, is finally starting..." February 02