Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Art Gagne
Diminutive Art Gagne played his minor hockey in his hometown of Ottawa and suited up for various teams in the OCHL from 1914 to 1917 including the Ottawa Aberdeens, the Royal Canadians and Grand Trunks. He then made brief stops with Laval University and the Quebec Montagnais.

In 1920-21 Gagne ventured west and landed in Edmonton where he played for the Eskimos. The following year he signed with the Eskimos to play in the WCHL. In October, 1923 he was traded to Regina for Emory Sparrow and $1,500. He moved with the club when the franchise transferred to Portland and he was soon traded back to Edmonton with Eddie Shore for Joe McCormick and Bob Trapp.

Gagne was traded another six times during his career, and that doesn't include his free-agent signings. It was not until 1926-27 at the age of 29 that Gage first made it to the NHL as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. He suited up for 44 games, contributing 14 goals and 17 points on a powerhouse team that included such stars as; Howie Morenz and Aurel Joliat. Gagne remained in Montreal for another two seasons before being traded to the Boston Bruins for cash in 1929. His tenure with the Bruins lasted all of six games before he was sent to the Ottawa Senators. He stayed with the club through the 1930-31 season. Gagne's final NHL stop was a 13-game stop with the Detroit Falcons in 1930-31. In 228 NHL games he recorded 67 goals and 100 points.

Gagne continued to play pro hockey for another four years, returning to the Edmonton Eskimos, retiring after the 1935-36 season at the age of 38.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1914-15 Ottawa Aberdeens OCHL 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
1914-15 Ottawa Royal Canadians OCHL 5 2 0 2 2 0 0 0
1915-16 Ottawa Aberdeens OCHL 5 4 0 4
1916-17 Ottawa Grand Trunk OCHL 2 1 0 1
1916-17 Laval University MCHL 7 11 5 16
1917-18 Quebec Sons of Ireland QCHL 4 9 1 10 1 1 0 1 0
1918-19 Quebec Montagnais QSHL 5 7 0 7 3 5 0 5 9
1919-20 Quebec Montagnais QCHL
1920-21 Edmonton Eskimos Big-4 15 9 4 13 22
1921-22 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 20 15 7 22 24 2 0 0 0 0
1922-23 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 29 22 21 43 63 2 1 0 1 0
1922-23 Edmonton Eskimos St-Cup 2 0 0 0 2
1923-24 Regina Capitals WCHL 25 7 7 14 39 2 0 0 0 0
1924-25 Regina Capitals WCHL 28 8 7 15 32
1925-26 Edmonton Eskimos WHL 24 35 10 45 24 2 1 2 3 6
1926-27 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 14 3 17 42 4 0 0 0 0
1927-28 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 20 10 30 75 2 1 1 2 4
1928-29 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 7 3 10 52 3 0 0 0 12
1929-30 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 1 1 6
1929-30 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 6 4 10 32 2 1 0 1 4
1930-31 Ottawa Senators NHL 44 19 11 30 50
1931-32 Detroit Falcons NHL 13 1 1 2 0
1931-32 Detroit Olympics IHL 29 6 7 13 18 6 0 1 1 2
1932-33 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 29 25 7 32 25 8 6 1 7 7
1933-34 Edmonton Eskimos NWHL 33 18 21 39 29 2 1 1 2 0
1934-35 Edmonton Eskimos NWHL 28 20 12 32 18
1935-36 Seattle Seahawks NWHL 10 1 4 5 6
1935-36 Edmonton Eskimos NWHL 17 10 5 15 9
NHL Totals 228 67 33 100 257 11 2 1 3 20


OCHL Second All-Star Team (1916)
WCHL Second All-Star Team (1922)
WCHL First All-Star Team (1923)
WHL First All-Star Team (1926)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WCHL), November 4, 1921. Traded to Regina (WCHL) by Edmonton (WCHL) for Emory Sparrow and $1,500, October 3, 1923. Transferred to Portland (WHL) after Regina (WCHL) franchise relocated, September 28, 1925. Traded to Edmonton (WHL) by Portland (WHL) with Eddie Shore for Joe McCormick and Bob Trapp, October 7, 1925. Traded to Detroit by Edmonton (WHL) for cash, October 5, 1926. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Gord Fraser for the rights to Art Duncan, October 18, 1926. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for cash, October 18, 1926. Traded to Boston by Montreal for cash, May 13, 1929. Traded to Ottawa by Boston for cash, December 21, 1929. Claimed by Detroit from Ottawa for 1931-32 season in Dispersal Draft, September 26, 1931. Traded to Seattle (NWHL) by Edmonton (NWHL) for Les Whittles, September, 1935. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (NWHL) following release by Seattle (NWHL), December 20, 1935.