The Edmonton Oilers have made a second trade today. Earlier this morning/ last night, the Oilers traded Cam Talbot for Anthony Stolarz. Now the Oilers have traded Ryan Spooner for Sam Gagner from the Vancouver Canucks. Both Spooner and Gagner were sent down to the AHL of Waivers earlier this season.
So far this season, Gagner has 7 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks this season with 1 goal and 2 goals with a -3 rating. Gagner was drafted 6th overall by Edmonton in 20017, he started his career with the Oilers, spending 6 seasons with the organization, collecting at least 40 points in the first 5 seasons. Gagner was traded to the Coyotes in before the 2014 season, the bounced to Philly, Columbus, and finally landed in Vancouver in 2017.
On the other hand, this is Ryan Spooner’s third team this season. Spooner was traded from the New York Rangers in December to the Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome. Spooner has played 25 games with the Oilers this season, collecting 2 goals and 1 assist, along with a -6 rating. Spooner was placed on waivers in late January and cleared to the AHL.
This trade adds to the long line of trades that has stringed down from the trading of Mark Messier back in 1991. Here the a tree that goes back to the day Spooner was placed on waivers.
Gagner is making his return tonight with the Oilers against the New York Islanders.
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