SUNRISE, Fla. – Sam Gagner is now a member of the Philadelphia Flyers after the NHL Draft’s final big move on Saturday, when a team formerly owned by the National Hockey League traded for a league employee and his dead cap space.
Where will he play for the Flyers?
Hopefully not at center. Because according to his former general manager, he kinda sucks at it.
"At the end of the day we just didn't think he could play center at the National Hockey level for us," GM Don Maloney told the Coyotes website. "And (we) thought by moving his money around — we have a couple of young players that can put in his place that we can grow with and so we decided to move on."
Gagner had 15 goals and 26 assists in 81 games for the Coyotes last season.
Now, before this gets thrown into “DON MALONEY SAID SAM GAGNER CAN’T PLAY IN THE NHL!!!” territory, let it be known that he’s just talking about Gagner as a center, not a player. Gagner’s move to right wing last season benefitted the team and the player.Read More »from Flyers’ Sam Gagner ‘can’t play center at NHL level’ says Coyotes GM