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Simon Gagne
Simon Gagne
Left Wing
Number: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 29, 1980  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Ste. Foy, QC, Canada
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Acquired: Signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on July 2, 2011.
Drafted: PHI / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (22nd overall)
2010-11: Two goals in back-to-back games (March 25, 2011 vs. Carolina and March 26, 2011 at Carolina)…PLAYOFFS: Helped Lightning advance to Eastern Conference Finals…Three assists in Game 2 of CQF at Pittsburgh…Three points (1-2=3) in Game 4 of ECF vs. Boston.  

2009-10: Recorded 500th NHL point Jan. 9, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay…Third career hat trick and tied career high with four points (3-1=4) Dec. 30, 2009 at NY Rangers…PLAYOFFS: Helped Flyers advance to Stanley Cup Finals before losing to Chicago…First on club in PPG (5, tied for first in NHL) and tied for second in GWG (2)…Scored OT game-winner in Game 4 of CSF vs Boston. 

2008-09:
Second on Philadelphia in goals, tied for second in assists (career high), second in PPG (12) and tied for second in SHG (4, tied for fourth in NHL)…Tied career high with assists (6a) in six straight games (March 3-14, 2009)…Points (5-11=16) in career high nine straight games (Nov. 8-26, 2008)…Assists (9a) in career high six straight games (Nov. 15-26, 2008)…Scored two short-handed goals Nov. 13, 2008 at Pittsburgh…Tied career high with four points (2-2=4) Oct. 28, 2008 at Atlanta…Named an alternate captain for Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 2008…PLAYOFFS: Led club in goals.

2007-08: Recorded 200th NHL assist Jan. 20, 2008 vs. Ottawa.

2006-07: Flyers MVP (Bobby Clarke Trophy)…Led Philadelphia in points, goals (ninth in NHL), PPG (13), PPP (21), GWG (4) and tied for second in SHG (2)…18 goals in final 25 games of season (Feb. 3-April 8, 2007)…Played in 500th NHL game April 5, 2007 vs. New Jersey…Recorded 200th NHL goal Feb. 7, 2007 vs. NY Islanders…Tied career high with goals (7g) in five straight games (Feb. 8-17, 2007)…Named to 2007 NHL All-Star Team (second appearance).
 
2005-06: Flyers MVP (Bobby Clarke Trophy)…Led Philadelphia in points (career high), goals (seventh in NHL, career high) and plus-minus (+31, tied for sixth in NHL, tied career high)…Tied for first on club in GWG (7) and second in PPG (12)…First Quebec-born player to score 40 goals in a season since Mario Lemieux (1996-97)…Tied career high with three assists Jan. 14, 2006 vs. Colorado…Second career hat trick and tied career high with four points (3-1=4) Nov. 5, 2005 vs. Atlanta…Career high four points (2-2=4) Oct. 14, 2005 vs. Pittsburgh…24 points (16-8=24) in first 13 games of season (Oct. 5-Nov. 8, 2005)…Goals (7g) in career-high five-straight games (Oct. 5-15, 2005)…PLAYOFFS: Second on club in goals, tied for second in points.

2003-04: Second on Philadelphia in goals and first in GWG (6)…Scored GWG on penalty shot Feb. 21, 2004 vs. Atlanta (vs. Pasi Nurminen)…Recorded 100th NHL goal Feb. 4, 2004 vs. Washington…PLAYOFFS: Helped Flyers advance to Eastern Conference Finals…Tied for second on club in goals, tied for fifth in NHL in plus-minus (+10)…Three assists in Game 5 of CSF vs. Toronto…Scored OT game-winner in Game 6 of ECF vs. Tampa Bay.

2002-03: Tied for second on Philadelphia in plus-minus (+20)… Recorded 100th NHL assist Nov. 2, 2002 vs. Washington…PLAYOFFS: Helped Flyers advance to Eastern Conference Semifinals...Tied for second on club in goals.

2001-02: Led Philadelphia in goals and GWG (7, tied for ninth in NHL)…Second on club in points and plus-minus (+31, tied for third in NHL, career high)…First career hat trick March 2, 2002 at NY Rangers…Tied career high with three assists Dec. 18, 2001 vs. St. Louis.

2000-01: Shared Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy (most improved Flyers player)…Tied for second on Philadelphia in goals, first in plus-minus (+24) and second in GWG (7)…Tied career high with three assists Jan. 31, 2001 at Pittsburgh…Two goals (including GWG) at 2001 NHL All-Star Game (first appearance)…Career high three assists Oct. 24, 2000 at NY Rangers…PLAYOFFS: Led club in goals and PPG (2).

1999-00: Named to NHL’s All-Rookie Team…NHL rankings among rookies were the following: fourth in points, second in goals, third in assists, tied for seventh in plus-minus (+11), tied for first in PPG (8), second in PPA (13), second in PPP (21) and tied for first in GWG (4)…NHL Rookie of the Month for December 1999…PLAYOFFS: Helped Flyers advance to Eastern Conference Finals…NHL rankings among rookies were the following: tied for first in points, tied for first in goals, tied for fourth in assists and first in PPG (2).

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Quebec (QMJHL)…Had No. 12 retired by Quebec Sept. 14, 2001…QMJHL Second-Team All-Star in 1998-99.

TRANSACTIONS:  Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (22nd overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft…Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia for Matt Walker and the Flyers’ fourth-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on July 19, 2010.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Played for Team Canada at the following tournaments: Olympics: (2006, 6 GP, 1-2=3), (2002, 6 GP, 1-3=4, gold medal)…World Championships: (2005, 9 GP, 3-7=10, silver medal)…World Junior Championships: (1999, 7 GP, 7-1=8, gold medal, scored four goals in one game to tie Team Canada record)…Other: (2004 World Cup of Hockey, 6 GP, 1-1=2, gold medal).

PERSONAL: Hosts Simon Gagne Golf Tournament in Ste. Foy, Quebec (proceeds benefit kids with Leukemia).