October 30, 1924|
Transcona, MB, CAN
|Died||October 10, 2001(aged 76)|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
Calvin Pearly "Ginger, Red, Torchy" Gardner (October 30, 1924 - October 10, 2001) was a professional ice hockey player in the NHL. In 1943, after playing professional hockey for three years and winning the Memorial Cup, he joined the Canadian military and took part in World War II. At the conclusion of the war, he once again began playing professional hockey. He died in 2001. His two sons Paul and Dave were also professional ice hockey players.
While playing for the Springfield Indians of the AHL in the 1957–58 season, Gardner served as an assistant coach. Gardner also served as a player-head coach while with the Kingston Frontenacs of the EPHL in 1959-60.
- 1945: Signed as a free agent with the New York Rovers (EHL).
- April 26, 1948: Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs (along with Bill Juzda, Rene Trudel and the rights to Frank Mathers) for Wally Stanowski and Elwyn Morris.
- September 11, 1952: Traded to the Chicago Black Hawks (along with Ray Hannigan, Gus Mortson and Al Rollins) for Harry Lumley.
- June 26, 1953: Traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for cash.
Awards and achievements
- Memorial Cup Championship (1943)
- EHL First All-Star Team (1946)
- EHL Scoring Champion (1946)
- Played in NHL All-Star game (1948 & 1949)
- Stanley Cup Championships (1949 & 1951)
- AHL Second All-Star Team (1958)
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
Junior hockey statistics not shown, but can be viewed here.
|1945–46||New York Rangers||NHL||16||8||2||10||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1945–46||New York Rovers||EHL||40||41||32||73||28|
|1946–47||New York Rangers||NHL||52||13||16||29||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|1947–48||New York Rangers||NHL||57||7||18||25||71||5||0||0||0||0|
|1948–49||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||53||13||22||35||35||9||2||5||7||0|
|1949–50||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||31||7||19||26||12||7||1||0||1||4|
|1950–51||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||66||23||28||51||42||11||1||1||2||4|
|1951–52||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||70||15||26||41||40||3||0||0||0||2|
|1952–53||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||70||11||24||35||60||7||0||2||2||4|
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|Kingston Frontenacs||1959-1960||70||28||39||3||.421||6th in league||Out of playoffs|