Jake Gardiner

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Jake Gardiner
Jake Gardiner 2012-03-07.JPG
With the Maple Leafs in 2012.
Born (1990-07-04) July 4, 1990 (age 24)
Minnetonka, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  United States
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2008
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2011–present

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

Early life[edit]

Gardiner was born in Minnetonka, Minnesota and played ice hockey at Minnetonka High School.[1] He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Professional career[edit]

Gardiner was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the first round, 17th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.[2] 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 the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, to the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenceman François Beauchemin.[3]

On March 15, 2011, Gardiner agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs.[4]

Gardiner started the 2011–12 NHL season with the Leafs. He scored his first NHL goal on January 24, 2012 against Al Montoya of the New York Islanders.[5] At the end of the season, Gardiner was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team after scoring 30 points in 75 games with the Maple Leafs.

On May 6, 2013, Gardiner became the first Toronto Maple Leaf to score a home 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 5 year deal worth $20.25 million.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

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
NHL totals 167 17 48 65 37 6 1 4 5 0

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2010 Saskatoon
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WJC 1st 7 0 3 3 4
2014 United States WC 6th 8 1 3 4 0
Junior totals 7 0 3 3 4
Senior totals 8 1 3 4 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2008–09
All-WCHA Second Team 2010–11
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2010–11
NHL All-Rookie Team 2011–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jake Gardiner Stats". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jake Gardiner". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ducks deal for Beauchemin; Leafs get Lupul". National Hockey League. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Maple Leafs sign prospect Gardiner". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  5. ^ "MacArthur's OT goal leads Leafs past Isles". National Hockey League. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  6. ^ Hornby, Lance (July 29, 2014). "Maple Leafs sign Jake Gardiner to five-year deal". Toronto Sun. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 

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