Red Wings re-sign Sam Gagner for one year

From the Red Wings:

UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today agreed to terms with center Sam Gagner on a one-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/N23EbGboqR— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 28, 2021

Update: PuckPedia has the Gagner deal’s terms:

The #LGRW re-signed 31 y/o Sam Gagner to 1 year $850K Deal.

7G 15P in 42GP

Rep’d by Jeff Jackson @wassermanhockey https://t.co/gHiLqULDSt— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) July 28, 2021

Update: The Free Press’s Helene St. James weighs in:

Sam Gagner fits what general manager Steve Yzerman is trying to accomplish with the Detroit Red Wings.

Gagner is a skilled veteran; a former first-round pick who does things right. He brings a right-shot dimension to the offense and the mentality of a mentor to the young players. It’s why the relationship has been extended for a second time, with the Wings re-signing Gagner for one year.

Yzerman has spoken over the past few days of wanting to surround the younger core of the rebuild with veterans. Over the weekend, defenseman Marc Staal was signed to a one-year extension. Keeping the deals short allows for flexibility as the Wings continue to make inroads on regaining competitiveness.

Welcome back, @89SGagner! 💪 #LGRW pic.twitter.com/e2Ji6IaQUd— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 28, 2021

Update: Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen confirms:

Right-hand shot. High character player. Good with younger players. Could score 10+ goals given the right opportunity.

The Detroit Red Wings signed Sam Gagner to a one-year extension for $850,00 because he checked plenty of boxes that general manager Steve Yzerman is looking for in the free agent marketplace

Gagner posted seven goals and 15 points in a limited role last season. Currently, he is the only the right-shot forward on the team. Yzerman is expected to sign a couple more. He has been talking to center Luke Glendening.

Sam Gagner said he still has a lot of game left. He found himself in a new role in Detroit that he really enjoyed. Looks forward to getting back to work. He also adds he thinks this team is closer than people expect. #LGRW @DetroitRedWings— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) July 28, 2021

Sam Gagner is excited to have Alex Tanguay as an assistant coach. Says he is a great offensive mind that will add a different element for the @DetroitRedWings #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) July 28, 2021

Sam Gagner: “I think the biggest thing is you want to be a good hockey player. Thats the best way to help the group. Thats what I’m focused on. Making sure I come to camp ready.” #LGRW @DetroitRedWings— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) July 28, 2021

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2 thoughts on “Red Wings re-sign Sam Gagner for one year”

  1. OK. Hope he stays healthy. Bottom 6 but RH at least. Great guy from all I hear.

  2. Gagner didn’t hurt the Wings last year, steady and good all around.

    Is Ryan going to retire? Actually thought he was good and better if he could have played the whole season. Certainly motivated and I think he liked Detroit.

    What happened to Frans? Age ran him over with speed. Sure shocked with his performance and/or minutes. Maybe a Blashill Casualty,? Don’t take this as a real thing, but he was a Z like player for awhile.

    While I am picking on players, I don’t think Greisse is worth keeping, many teams are going to have to use a Cut out of Cardboard Goalie. Weird , GAA are going to go up for some.

    Wings average age went down, which I like.

    Canes trade one of their best young Goalies and sign De Angelo, one of the worst attitudes to play in the NHL.

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