Everything you ever wanted to know about Sam Gagner...
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London • OHL 5'11", 191 lbs.
Center/Wing, shoots right
Born: August 10, 1989 in London, Ontario
Final Ranking: 6 • Mid-Term Ranking: 3 • North American Skater
Hockey Profile: Was the youngest member of Team Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Sweden… member of the Western Conference All-Stars for the OHL All-Star Classic, tallying five points (1-4-5)… participated in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game... finished second in rookie scoring behind teammate Patrick Kane with 118 points in 53 games (35-83-118) in 2006-07… was named the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending on Oct. 15, 2006 – he had 14 points (4-10-14) in four games… played for Sioux City of the USHL, totaling 46 points (11-35-46) in 56 games in 2005-06… was named to the USHL All-Rookie Team in 2005-06… was selected to the Western Conference All-Star Team for the 2006 USHL All-Star Game.
Personal Profile: Nickname is Gons, derived from the pronunciation of his last name… his father, Dave, played 15 seasons in the NHL, registered two consecutive 40-goal seasons (1989-90 and 1990-91), had 719 career points and played for Canada at the 1984 Winter Olympics… patterns his game after his favorite player, Peter Forsberg of the Nashville Predators, because “he makes all the players around him better”… says his dad has had the most influence on his career – “he has taught me so much about the game”… most memorable hockey game watched: Game #6 of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals in 1994 – Messier guaranteed the win the day before the game and then led the Rangers comeback against New Jersey with a hat trick… most memorable hockey game: shootout victory win over Team USA in the 2007 World Junior Championships semi-final game… if he could have dinner with any three people they would be: former NHL All-Stars Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Steve Yzerman… favorites include: Goo Goo Dolls (group), Will Ferrell (actor), Anchorman (movie), NHL 2007 (video game), Family Guy (TV show) and “fake shot, backhand to forehand” (shootout move).
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NHL.COM FEATURE ARTICLES
- June 21, 2007: Sam Gagner a chip off the old block
- June 14, 2007: Profile & Scouting Video
- December 19, 2005: Next-generation Gagner preps for NHL
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Oilers GM Kevin Lowe assesses the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. LISTEN
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|Exclusive Gagner interview|
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A camera follows Gagner from the Oilers draft table to the media room:
5 Questions with Sam Gagner:
Head of Central Scouting E.J. Maguire talks about Sam Gagner at the Prospects Luncheon:
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