The Edmonton Oilers made two weekend trades this past Saturday. First, they traded goaltender Cam Talbot of Caledonia, Ontario to the Philadelphia Flyers for goaltender Anthony Stolarz and then acquired centre Sam Gagner of London, Ontario from the Vancouver Canucks for center Ryan Spooner of Ottawa, Ontario.
Talbot struggled for the Oilers this season, as he was demoted to more of a backup role behind Mikko Koskinen. He had a record of 10 wins, 15 regulation losses, three losses in extra time, a goals against average of 3.36 and a save percentage of .893. The Flyers become Talbot’s third NHL team as he has also played for the New York Rangers. Stolarz has a record of four wins, three regulation losses, three losses in extra time, a goals against average of 3.33 and a save percentage of .902.
Gagner only played seven games for the Canucks this season. He had one goal and two assists for three points. Gagner was also a -4 with six penalty minutes, one power play point and 19 shots on goal. Prior to the Canucks, Gagner played seven seasons for the Oilers as well as the Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Spooner had three goals and two assists for five points in 41 games with the New York Rangers and Oilers. He was a -11 with two penalty minutes, one game winning goal, and 49 shots on goal. Prior to the Rangers, Spooner also played for the Boston Bruins.