Bill Gardner (ice hockey)
March 18, 1960 |
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Black Hawks
|NHL Draft||49th overall, 1979
Chicago Black Hawks
Gardner started his National Hockey League career with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1981. He would spend his entire career with the Blackhawks except for 26 games he played for the Hartford Whalers. During his career, he scored 73 goals, 115 assists, 188 points in 380 games.
Gardner's career as a broadcaster began in 1989 as a studio analyst on SportsChannel Chicago's Blackhawks broadcasts. In 1996 he replaced Daryl Reaugh on Hartford Whalers television broadcasts when Reaugh left to become radio analyst for the Dallas Stars when it looked as if the Whalers might leave Hartford . He followed the Whalers to North Carolina when the team relocated the next season, but left after one season return to the Chicago Blackhawks as the team's color analyst on television and radio.  Gardner served as color commentator for the Blackhawks alongside Pat Foley until 2002. He now does color for television broadcasts for the Chicago Wolves.
He currently lives in Elmhurst, Illinois with his wife Kathy and three children Kayleigh, Paige, and Liam.
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