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The Real Reason Why The Oilers Signed Sam Gagner to a PTO Revealed?

Published August 29, 2023 at 10:55
BY SKY

The Edmonton Oilers have brought back Sam Gagner with a professional tryout contract (PTO), allowing him a chance to retire as an Oiler – the team he holds closest to his heart. Gagner's journey back to his cherished team carries both sentiment and significance.

Main goal for Gagner is to retire an Oiler

As he joins the Oilers' training camp, Gagner's future path is uncertain. While there's no guaranteed roster spot, his return through a PTO underlines his desire to retire as an Oiler. Gagner's history with the team is marked by memorable moments and a strong connection, making his potential retirement in Edmonton a fitting conclusion to his NHL journey.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SAM GAGNER & THE OILERS


-Drafted sixth-overall by the club in 2007
-Played 402 games from 2007-2014 with 246 points
-Recorded eight points on 2012/02/02 vs. Chicago
-Returned to Oil Country in 2019 & played 61 games
-Signed PTO in Edmonton in 2023

Gagner's recent challenges, including remaining unsigned over the summer and recovering from hip surgery, are factors that will impact his performance and potential roster spot. However, beyond the ice, his work ethic and experience could contribute to the Oilers in a different capacity under the leadership of Jeff Jackson, whose close ties to Gagner's father, Dave Gagner, add an intriguing dimension to the story.


As Gagner steps onto the ice in Oilers colors once again, fans will be watching closely, hoping to witness his triumphant return and a fitting end to a career that has intertwined so closely with the team's identity.
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The Real Reason Why The Oilers Signed Sam Gagner to a PTO Revealed?

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