Bruce Gardiner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bruce Gardiner
Born (1972-02-11) February 11, 1972 (age 42)
Barrie, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
Columbus Blue Jackets
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 131st overall, 1991
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1994–2005

Bruce Gardiner (born February 11, 1972) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. Since 2003, he has worked for the Barrie, ON police department.

Playing career[edit]

Gardiner was drafted 131st overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft and started his National Hockey League career with the Ottawa Senators in 1997. He also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Columbus Blue Jackets, and New Jersey Devils. He left the NHL after the 2002 season and moved to the Russian Super League with Lada Togliatti and then to Finland's SM-liiga with the Espoo Blues. He then had one more year in North America, playing for the Adirondack Frostbite of the United Hockey League before retiring in 2005.

Gardiner scored the first goal in Columbus Blue Jackets' franchise history.[1]

Post-hockey career[edit]

After retiring from hockey, Gardiner became a police officer and was hired by the Barrie Police Service in 2003.[2][3] In July 2009, he was charged with one count of criminal harassment and one count of voyeurism, both Criminal Code offences, after an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police.[4] Gardiner was charged and released on bail, and was suspended from duty with pay as a result of the charges.[5]

The criminal charges against Gardiner were withdrawn on June 16, 2010, after he agreed to enter into a peace bond, agreeing to have no future contact with the victim.[6]

Personal life[edit]

On May 4, 1986, Gardiner, who was 14 years old at the time, helped rescue two men and two boys from possible hypothermia on the Mattagami River along with some friends. On December 11, 1987, he was awarded the Medal of Bravery.[7] The story was later reenacted on the television show Heart of Courage.

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1987-88  Barrie Flyers Bantam AA     OMHA   --   --   --   --   --  --  --  --  --  --
1988-89  Barrie Colts Jr.B.          OHA-B  41   17   28   45   29  --  --  --  --  --
1989-90  Barrie Colts Jr.B.          OHA-B  40   19   26   45   89  13  10  11  21  32
1990-91  Colgate University          NCAA   27    4    9   13   72  --  --  --  --  --
1991-92  Colgate University          NCAA   23    7    8   15   77  --  --  --  --  --
1992-93  Colgate University          NCAA   33   17   12   29   64  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  Colgate University          NCAA   33   23   23   46   70  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  Peoria Rivermen             IHL     3    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Prince Edward Island Sena   AHL    72   17   20   37  132   7   4   1   5   4
1995-96  Prince Edward Island Sena   AHL    38   11   13   24   87   5   2   4   6   4
1996-97  Ottawa Senators             NHL    67   11   10   21   49   7   0   1   1   2
1997-98  Ottawa Senators             NHL    55    7   11   18   50  11   1   3   4   2
1998-99  Ottawa Senators             NHL    59    4    8   12   43   3   0   0   0   4
1999-00  Ottawa Senators             NHL    10    0    3    3    4  --  --  --  --  --
1999-00  Tampa Bay Lightning         NHL    41    3    6    9   37  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  Columbus Blue Jackets       NHL    73    7   15   22   78  --  --  --  --  --
2001-02  Albany River Rats           AHL    45    5   18   23   71  --  --  --  --  --
2001-02  New Jersey Devils           NHL     7    2    1    3    2  --  --  --  --  --
2002-03  Tolyatti  Lada              RSL    30    4    8   12  106  10   1   0   1  20
2003-04  Blues                       FNL    22    6    5   11   60  --  --  --  --  --
2004-05  Adirondack Frostbite        UHL    18    7   12   19   27  --  --  --  --  --
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         NHL Totals                        312   34   54   88  263  21   1   4   5   8

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=48071
  2. ^ Senators Alumni ROSTER http://senators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=74740
  3. ^ "McRaes keep it in family". Ottawa Citizen. 12–30–07.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Barrie Police - Media Release http://www.docstoc.com/docs/23704535/Barrie-Police---Media-Release
  5. ^ "Barrie officer charged". thebarrieexaminer.com. 08–08–09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Charges on cop dropped http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/2010/06/17/charges-on-cop-dropped
  7. ^ "Honours: Decorations for Bravery". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-24.