Oilers Welcome Former Fan-Favourite Back Into The Organization With 1-Year Contract Signing

Published October 23, 2023 at 8:21 PM

Sam Gagner Returns to Bakersfield Condors

With Connor McDavid's injury leaving the Edmonton Oilers short-handed, they've made an emergency recall signing. This move aims to address the gap left by McDavid's absence, ensuring the team can maintain its performance. In this scenario, the focus was on securing a center to bolster the lineup.

The Bakersfield Condors have ignited excitement by signing winger Sam Gagner to a one-year AHL contract. This marks Gagner's return to Bakersfield, where he briefly played four games in 2019 during a conditioning assignment with the Edmonton Oilers.

At 34 years old and coming from London, Ontario, Gagner brings a wealth of experience, having played 16 professional seasons in the NHL. He boasts an impressive record of 1,015 games, during which he's scored 192 goals and contributed 327 assists, totaling 527 points. The Edmonton Oilers initially drafted him as the 6th overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NHL Draft.

Gagner showcased his skills with the Winnipeg Jets last season, appearing in 48 games and recording eight goals and six assists, accumulating 14 points. As he takes to the ice in Condors' colors, keep an eye out for the number 89 on his jersey.

Fans of the Bakersfield Condors can look forward to seeing Gagner in action as the team prepares to face Henderson tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena.

This signing has generated immense excitement among supporters, who eagerly anticipate Gagner's return and the contributions he'll make to the team's success.
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Oilers Welcome Former Fan-Favourite Back Into The Organization With 1-Year Contract Signing

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