Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers brought back one-
time star forward Simon Gagne on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional
2013 draft pick. According to the LA Times, if the Flyers make the playoffs,
it will be a fourth-round slot and if not, it will be a third-round pick.
"Simon is an experienced veteran who will help us in a lot of areas," Flyers
general manager Paul Holmgren said in making the announcement. "We are glad to
have him back."
In limited action, Gagne posted just five assists in 11 games for Los Angeles
this season. In a concussion-shortened campaign last year, he totaled seven
goals and 17 points, while failing to contribute a point in four playoff games
in the Kings' first-ever Stanley Cup triumph.
The Quebec native returns to Philadelphia as the franchise's 10th-leading
point producer (524), ninth in goals (259) and 16th in assists (265), and 15th
in total playoff points (47) in 664 games over 10 seasons
Gagne was the Flyers' first-round draft pick in 1998, and has totaled 283
goals and 586 points over 772 NHL games for Philly (1999-2010), Tampa Bay
(2010-11) and Los Angeles (2011-13).
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