Edmonton Sun "For Sam Gagner, it was only a matter of time. The Edmonton Oilers centre wasn’t going to go to the whole year without scoring a goal. Now that he has it, Gagner can loosen up that vice grip on his stick. “I felt like after that goal, I got a lot more chances and I was around the net a little..." November 24
Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner figured it would take some time for him to get his game back up to speed after missing the season’s first 13 with a broken jaw. Consequently, The Edmonton Oilers centre is not about to start gripping his stick now that he’s gone 10 games without a goal. “I knew there were going to..." November 21
Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner is still trying to find his game. The Edmonton Oilers centre has just one assist in six games following Sunday’s encounter against the Chicago Blackhawks. “We need more out of Sam,” said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins prior to the game. “Sam knows that, he’s feeling it, he wants..." November 11
Edmonton Journal "The losses are eating away at Sam Gagner and his busted jaw and the taste is far from being a juicy tenderloin. It’s more like a five-day old egg sandwich instead. He’s been back two games and being a part of 4-0 and 5-0 Edmonton Oilers’ drubbings at Rexall Place at the hands of Toronto and..." November 05
Should be a big boost for the Oilers tonight as Sam Gagner is expected to play.
Edmonton Journal "If Sam Gagner has his way he’ll be securing the go-ahead to resume contact when he sees his surgeon in Edmonton. The Oilers centre will visit the specialist before the week is out at which point he’ll rejoin the team for the rest of its Eastern road trip. The Oilers (1-5-1) play the New York..." October 17
Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner won’t be eating solid food any time soon with one plate and six screws holding his broken jaw together but he’s able to talk. “I only lost four teeth ... they were able to save some” Gagner said 10 days after taking a stick in the mouth from Vancouver Canucks..." October 01
Oil In Whyte "With only one pre-season game remaining and the Edmonton Oilers trimming their roster the forward lines are slowly starting to resemble what we may see on October 1st when the puck drops on the new NHL season. Despite the lines starting to come together the Oilers will still head into October..." September 27
Doctors who performed surgery on EDM F Sam Gagner's broken jaw believe he will be out of lineup for two months.
Vancouver Sun "Vancouver Canucks right-winger Zack Kassian pleaded his case with the NHL's department of safety Monday but it apparently fell on deaf ears. Kassian was suspended for eight games by league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan — three in pre-season and the first five of the regular season — for..." September 23
Pro Hockey Talk "The Oilers are none too pleased with the Canucks. On Monday both Edmonton players and coaches voiced displeasure with events from Saturday night’s 5-2 win during which Vancouver’s Zack Kassian broke Sam Gagner‘s jaw with a high stick and Dale Weise threw an elbow at Taylor Hall. First up..." September 23
Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner was in hospital Sunday with his jaw reportedly broken in two places after taking a stick to the face from Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian during their pre-season game on Saturday night. Apparently Gagner’s jaw wasn’t wired shut after the incident. That..." September 23
TSN.ca "Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner will miss some time to start the season. The team announced on Sunday that Gagner will be out indefinitely with a broken jaw suffered in a preseason game with the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday." September 22
Sam Gagner's three-year extension with EDM has an AAV of $4.8M.
Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a three-year contract extension with centre Sam Gagner. The contract reportedly pays the 23-year-old about $4.8 million US a season. Gagner and the Oilers were set for an arbitration hearing Monday morning. "We met this morning and were able to come to..." July 22
Told Sam Gagner has asked for $5.5 in arbitration.
TSN.ca "The Edmonton Oilers look to be in the process of trying to lock up one of their centres, as sources tell TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger that the Oilers have offered Sam Gagner a multi-year contract extension. Dreger added, however, that there is still work to do to get a deal done. The..." June 26
Edmonton Journal "The alarm and excitement of Edmonton Oilers fans is starting to get a bit crazy, with wild rumours sprouting up about the Oilers trying to acquire players like Dion Phaneuf or Jake Gardiner from Toronto and Zack Smith from Ottawa, with Sam Gagner or Ales Hemsky moving in the other..." June 24
Hotstove notes: VAN has asked TOR for permission to interview Dallas Eakins. EDM expected to begin contract talks soon with Sam Gagner...
Edmonton Journal "Gagner can be a UFA in one year, and Mac does not want to see that happen. “Sam likes it here, he has been a valuable member of our team and is always trending up and he’ll be a guy that we’ll be looking to sign.” My take? This is good news. Gagner is heading into his prime years as a..." May 24
The Copper & Blue "Sam Gagner's season has been a bit of a puzzle. He leads the team in scoring and he's looked better to the eye than he has in any season before, but as Tyler Dellow has explained, he and Ales Hemsky have been overwhelmed at even strength, something that's not happened to those two in the past...." February 27
Edmonton Sun "Don’t be surprised if Sam Gagner shows up in Detroit Saturday looking like the Michelin Man. The Edmonton Oilers’ last healthy centre will likely consider showing up to play the Red Wings wearing chain mail, a hazmat suit or wrapping himself in foam packing peanuts, bubble wrap and all the..." February 07
Edmonton Journal "Back in the early 1990s, Shaun Van Allen was knocked out in a game in Washington. When he came around in the ambulance, the centre didn't know where he was or who he was. "Tell him he's Wayne Gretzky," joked Ted Green, his Edmonton Oilers head coach. For the briefest of moments, Van Allen..." December 26
Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner was going to try to ride it out at home. But eventually the Oilers centre felt he needed to get back on the ice in a game setting. With no end to the NHL lockout in sight, despite a proposal by the league that at first glance appeared to be in the right direction, Gagner headed to..." October 21
Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner's name is by now a familiar sight in both trade rumours and trade speculation. For the Edmonton Oilers, however, it makes no sense to deal the young centreman unless the return is exceptional. For all the disappointment that Gagner's inability to find the next level offensively has..." July 09
Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner was certain he was in the clear when he wound up behind Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov early in the third period of Saturday's game at the Pepsi Center. The officials said otherwise and waved off Ales Hemsky's goal, leaving the Edmonton Oilers frustrated and down..." March 11
Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner has had at least 40 points in all five of his NHL seasons, but the number he would most like to see on his resume is one. As in one game in the playoffs. This is a festering sore for the Edmonton Oilers centre. His buddy and former junior linemate, Patrick Kane, who was drafted..." March 08
Edmonton Sun "If Sam Gagner knew Saturday would be the last time he saw Tom Gilbert in an Edmonton Oilers jersey, the centre would have made a point to wish his good friend best of luck in person. But as is often the case, there is little notice when it comes to deals just prior to the trade deadline, and..." March 01
Edmonton Sun "Interim head coach Ralph Krueger was talking about his two scorers in perhaps his final game replacing concussed Tom Renney as the coach of the Edmonton Oilers. "I was coaching a country for 13 years that couldn't score goals," said the former national coach of Switzerland. "We would win..." February 24
Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini is getting calls about Sam Gagner, but it would be a shock if the forward is dealt at the NHL trade deadline. Eight points in a single game and figuring in 11 straight goals over two games makes you a tad more unavailable. "I've said from the..." February 15
Toronto Star "Leafs defenceman Cody Franson had a notion of Sam Gagner's potential back in 2007, when they were teammates for Canada at the world junior championship in Sweden. Most hockey fans will remember that WJC for Jonathan Toews' amazing display in the shootout. Gagner's impact was less dramatic, but..." February 06
Edmonton Journal "Even the encore was impressive. Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner, who left Rexall Place on Thursday night with an eye-popping eight points, racked up another three points in the first period of a 5-4 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings at Rexall Place on Saturday. The Oilers built a 3-1..." February 05
Edmonton Sun "More than anything, the town needed it. Four games ago, before the players chose to save Tom Renney from spending the rest of the season coaching from the edge of a cliff, with three wins at home and a loser point in Vancouver, Edmonton fans were running out of patience. Oilers fans were..." February 04
Edmonton Journal "For one unforgettable night a little 1980s magic was back at Rexall Place, most of it being made by Sam Gagner. Make that a lot of magic, actually, a dazzling eight-point show for the likable forward, who finished with a five-point third-period flourish. Both the eight points in a game and the..." February 03
Edmonton Journal "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,..." January 13
Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers winger Sam Gagner is sick and tired of being a regular customer in trainer T.D. Forss's medical room this season. His back isn't 100 per cent, but he's still playing against the Minnesota Wild Thursday night as the Oilers try to snap a four-game losing skid. "(Danny) Cleary..." December 22
Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers are cautious about anointing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins the next Great One. But as the season goes along and the rookie continues to dazzle, it's getting harder and harder not to make a comparison. On Friday, Nugent-Hopkins was outstanding as the Oilers skated to a 4-1 victory..." December 10
Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner wants to get back into the conversation, and it's not the one that involves him being traded. The Edmonton centre is starting to find his skating legs after missing most of training camp with an ankle injury. While Gagner was still looking for his first goal heading into Monday's..." November 29
Edmonton Journal "It was just the first day of Edmonton Oilers training camp, but it felt like everyone — the players, the coaches, management, the fans out there in the twitterverse — had already been at it for weeks, if not months. Which they pretty much had in what has become a 24/7, year-round hockey..." September 18