Vancouver Canucks Trade Sam Gagner To Edmonton Oilers
Spooner headed to Vancouver for Gagner
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 16, 2019
In Ryan Spooner, the Canucks get a participant that is at this time out of kind but has had former achievements and could possibly gain from a (still yet another) change of landscapes. This season, Spooner has developed only five points in 41 game titles for the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers. His lousy kind has landed the 27-calendar year-aged in the AHL, the place he has developed 6 points in seven game titles for the Bakersfield Condors. Spooner was drafted by the Boston Bruins at No. 45 overall back again in 2010.
In Gagner, the Oilers deliver back again a formerly consistent 40-level scorer for them in the previous, as perfectly as a basic veteran presence from a participant that was originally drafted by the Oilers franchise. This season, Gagner scored a few points in seven game titles for the Canucks just before passing through waivers and acquiring loaned out to the Toronto Marlies in the AHL, the place he has 37 points in 43 game titles. Gagner was drafted by the Oilers sixth overall in 2007.
What This Suggests for the Future
This is a offer the place the Canucks and Oilers swap gamers who have become burdens to their high cap hits and lousy performances on the NHL degree. The Canucks could possibly try out Spooner out at distinct spots in the lineup, hoping he could possibly catch fireplace and help them secure a wildcard location in the Western Meeting, but it is most likely that Spooner will not produce a great deal for the Canucks this season. Spooner has a $3.1M cap hit, as $900K of his deal is retained by the New York Rangers.
Oilers shifting for Gagner would seem to be a shift just for the sake of a shift by interim GM Keith Gretzky, hoping that bringing back again a veteran who by now used seven seasons with the Oilers could possibly give the crew a jolt and that Gagner could deliver some management into the locker area as a previous alternate captain.