Jake Gardiner
Born (1990-07-04)July 4, 1990,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
team Toronto Maple Leafs
Ntl. team Flag of the United States.png United States of America
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2008
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2011–present

Jake William Gardiner (born July 4, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey Defenseman currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Early life[edit | edit source]

Gardiner grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and played ice hockey at Minnetonka, Minnesota. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Gardiner was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, 17th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He spent the 2007–08 hockey season playing for Minnetonka High School Skippers.

On February 9, 2011, Anaheim traded Gardiner, along with Joffrey Lupul and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2013, to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Francois Beauchemin

On March 15, 2011, Gardiner agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs.

Gardiner started the 2011-12 NHL season season with the Leafs, scoring his first career NHL goal on January 24, 2012, against Al Montoya of the New York Islanders. At the end of the season, Gardiner was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team after scoring 30 points in 75 games with Toronto.

On May 6, 2013, Gardiner became the first Toronto Maple Leaf to score a home Stanley Cup playoff goal since  Mats Sundin scored in a 3–2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on May 4, 2004, a span of nine years and two days.

On July 29, 2014, the Leafs signed Gardiner to a five-year, $20.25 million contract extension.

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Minnetonka Skippers MNHS 23 10 22 32 20
2007–08 Minnetonka Skippers MNHS 25 16 27 43 18
2008–09 University of Wisconsin WCHA 39 3 18 21 16
2009–10 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 6 7 13 20
2010–11 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 10 31 41 24
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 10 0 3 3 4
2011-12 Toronto Marlies AHL 4 0 2 2 2 17 2 9 11 10
2011-12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 7 23 30 18
2012-13 Toronto Marlies AHL 43 10 21 31 12
2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 0 4 4 0 6 1 4 5 0
2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 10 21 31 19
2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 4 20 24 24
2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 7 24 31 32
NHL totals 325 28 92 120 93 6 1 4 5 0
NCAA totals 121 19 56 75 60
Medal record
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Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2010 Saskatoon

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WJC 7 0 3 3 4
2014 United States WC 8 1 3 4 0
2015 United States WC 8 1 0 1 0
Senior Totals 16 2 3 5 0
Junior totals 7 0 3 3 4

External Links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Logan MacMillan
Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
2008
Succeeded by
Peter Holland


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