Drafted 12th overall by the New York Rangers, Dave Gagner first played on the Canadian National team, where he competed in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. When he returned, he alternated between the Rangers and their AHL affiliate for three seasons. When he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars in 1987, his career significantly picked up – he had a 30+ goal season in every year he played there. His best season was 1990-1991 when he had 82 regular-season points and was a juggernaut in the Stars run to the Stanley Cup. Staying with the team when they relocated to Dallas, he was traded to the Maple Leafs for the last third of the 1995-1996 season. He then spent a season in Calgary and then a year and a half in Florida before finishing his career in Vancouver. In retirement, Gagner has dipped into various aspects of coaching and player development. He has as served as an assistant coach from 2006 to 2008 with the OHL’s London Knights and as director of player development for the Vancouver Canucks from 2008 to 2013. He now plays an integral role in the operations of The Orr Hockey Group and also runs a successful private rink-building business.
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