Oilers ink Gagner to 2 year deal worth 2.275M per season

By , August 29, 2010 7:32 pm
Sam Gagner, drafted 6th overall at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft

Sam Gagner, drafted 6th overall at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft

Well, the wait for us fans is over.. Sam Gagner has been re-signed to a 2 year deal reportedly worth $2.275M per season. I really like this deal. If I’m not mistaken, Gagner will be arbitration elegible at the end of this deal, however he will still be a Restricted Free Agent. That also leaves the Oilers with $9.768M of cap space, including Studly Wonderbomb, and without any reached bonuses taken into account (about $6M cap space left if all bonuses are reached). I think we’re still sitting comfortably, compared to what we’re used to.

Sam Gagner has shown signs of improvement since his first year. He’s show flashes of greatness, between periods of cooling off. I’d expect this year to be a very good one for him, as he’s been challenged by Tambellini, and I think he’ll answer the call. I think also he’ll be given more Continue reading 'Oilers ink Gagner to 2 year deal worth 2.275M per season'»

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