Athlete Profile

Simon Gagné Left winger
Born: Ste-Foy, Que.
DOB: Feb. 29, 1980 (21). Height: 6-0, Weight, 185. Shoots: Left. NHL team: Philadelphia Flyers.
International history: Won a silver medal at the 1999 world junior championships, leading the tournament with seven goals and tying Mario Lemieux's 1983 record for most goals in a game (4). Won a gold medal with Canada's national under-18 team at 1997 Three Nations tournament.
What he brings: The youngest member of the team has both blazing speed and the ability to make plays while in full flight. Plays well in traffic and is opportunistic around the net, Gagne's skill set let lends itself neatly to the larger international-sized ice surface.
Career highlights: Played in 2001 NHL all-star game. Led the Flyers with a plus-24 plus-minus rating in 2001. Won the fastest skater event at the Flyers' 2001 SuperSkills competition. A member of the 1999-2000 NHL all-rookie team.