The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with center Sam Gagner and goaltender Calvin Pickard on one-year contract extensions.
Gagner, 31, appeared in 42 games for the Red Wings in 2020-21 and ranked among team leaders with seven goals (T7th), 15 points (T8th) and 88 shots (5th). The 14-year NHL veteran made history last season after notching his third career hat trick on Feb. 25 vs. Nashville, becoming the ninth player in NHL history to go nine-or-more years in between hat tricks. He also logged his 300th NHL assist on March 11 vs. Tampa Bay. After making the NHL as an 18-year-old in 2007-08, Gagner has totaled 474 points (171-303-474) over his 886-game NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers, Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Vancouver Canucks and Red Wings.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound forward has seven seasons of 40-or-more points under his belt, most recently with a career-best 50 points (18-32-50) with Columbus in 2016-17. Gagner has also appeared in parts of three American Hockey League seasons with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Toronto Marlies and Bakersfield Condors, totaling 47 points (15-32-47) and 21 penalty minutes in 56 games between 2015-20.