Gardiner with the Maple Leafs in 2017.
July 4, 1990 |
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||17th overall, 2008
On March 15, 2011, Gardiner agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs.
Gardiner started the 2011–12 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.
Gardiner started his second season with the Toronto Marlies, due to the NHL Lockout. He posted 31 points in 43 games in the AHL, and then, once the NHL started up, he had 4 assists in 12 games. 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. He finished the playoffs with points in 6 games.
Gardiner scored a career high 10 goals and 31 points in the 2013-14 season, trailing only Cody Franson in points among Leafs' defenders.
On July 29, 2014, the Leafs signed Gardiner to a five-year, $20.25 million contract extension. The Leafs struggled that season, and Gardiner managed only 4 goals and 24 points in 79 games, 4th among Leafs' defenders.
For the 2015–16 season, the Leafs hired a new head coach, Mike Babcock, and cleared out Dion Phaneuf by the trade deadline. Gardiner had 7 goals and 31 points, second to Morgan Rielly among Leafs' defenders, taking a step forward under a new coach, even though the team lost the scoring presence of Phil Kessel.
In 2016–17, the Leafs became a winning team once again, an especially high scoring one with the addition of scoring phenoms Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner, among others. Gardiner posted a career high of 43 points, and was a +24, leading all Leafs' defenders in both categories.
During the 2017–18 season, Gardiner recorded his 50th point of the season on April 2, 2018, in a game against the Buffalo Sabres. With his 50th point, and fellow defenceman Morgan Rielly already having 51 points, they became the first two Leafs defenceman with at least 50 points in a season since Tomas Kaberle and Bryan McCabe. Both Gardiner and Rielly ended the regular season with a career high 52 points to help the Leafs to their second consecutive playoff showing.
On July 9, 2017, Gardiner married his longtime girlfriend Lucy.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||75||7||23||30||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||82||9||34||43||13||6||1||2||3||4|
|Representing United States|
|2015 Czech Republic|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honors
|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|
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- "Jake Gardiner". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
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- "Maple Leafs sign prospect Gardiner". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
- "MacArthur's OT goal leads Leafs past Isles". National Hockey League. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
- Hornby, Lance (July 29, 2014). "Maple Leafs sign Jake Gardiner to five-year deal". Toronto Sun. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- McCarthy, Dave (April 2, 2018). "Matthews, Nylander help Maple Leafs top Sabres". NHL.com. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
- Shoalts, David (April 10, 2018). "Maple Leafs' Rielly, Gardiner hope strong seasons lead to playoff success". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
- "Max Gardiner player profile". eliteprospects.com. 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- Lomon, Chris (November 17, 2016). "GARDINER: ROLE MODEL TURNED ACTUAL MODEL". nhlpa.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Here's how Maple Leafs players are spending their summer". DailyHive Toronto. August 22, 2017.
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- Jake Gardiner's player bio at Wisconsin Badgers Website
- CBSSports.com: Jake Gardiner Stats
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