Detroit first acquired Gagner on Feb. 24, 2020 in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers. He signed a one-year extension in September 2020, and now he is re-signing for another year. He would have been an unrestricted free agent.
Gagner, now 31, originally was drafted 6th overall in 2007. He has played in 886 career NHL games. He scored 7 goals and 8 assists in 42 games with the Red Wings in 2020-21.