Ryan Gardner

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Ryan Gardner
Ryan Gardner - Switzerland vs. Russia, 8th April 2011 (1).jpg
Born (1978-04-18) April 18, 1978 (age 38)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing/Centre
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
HC Ambrì-Piotta
HC Lugano
ZSC Lions
SC Bern
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1998–present

Ryan Gardner (born April 18, 1978) is a Canadian-born Canadian-Swiss professional ice hockey Forward, who currently plays for HC Lugano in Swiss National League A (NLA).

Career[edit]

While his father was playing professionally in Switzerland, Gardner played in the country as a youngster. Later, he spent time with the London Knights and North Bay Centenntials in the OHL, before moving back to Switzerland. He made his debut in the top-flight National League A (NLA) at HC Ambrì-Piotta during the 1997-98 season.

In 2001, he signed with HC Lugano, where he stayed until 2007. During his time in Lugano, he captured the 2003 and 2006 Swiss championship. He then spent three years with the ZSC Lions, winning the NLA title in 2008 and the 2008-09 Champions Hockey League. From 2010 to 2015, he turned out for SC Bern, winning another championship in 2013 and the Swiss cup competition in 2015.

At the conclusion of the 2014–15 season, on April 2, 2015, Gardner was traded by SC Bern to HC Fribourg-Gottéron in exchange for Timo Helbling.[1] In April 2016, he signed a deal to return to HC Lugano.[2]

International career[edit]

Gardner has represented Switzerland internationally at the IIHF World Championships and 2014 Winter Olympics. He won silver with the Swiss team at the 2013 World Championships.

Personal info[edit]

He comes from a hockey family: His father Dave Gardner, uncle Paul Gardner and grandfather Cal Gardner all played professionally.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 London Knights OHL 61 4 10 14 24
1996–97 London Knights OHL 19 1 3 4 14
1996–97 North Bay Centennials OHL 47 7 6 13 35
1997–98 North Bay Centennials OHL 9 0 2 2 2
1997–98 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 5 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 1 12
1997–98 Lausanne HC NLB 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 40 9 4 13 8 15 3 7 10 2
1998–99 HC Sierre NLB 6 0 1 1 25
1999–00 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 45 11 17 28 16 9 4 3 7 2
2000–01 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 43 10 12 22 47
2001–02 HC Lugano NLA 39 9 8 17 6 13 0 1 1 2
2002–03 HC Lugano NLA 36 7 13 20 47 16 5 6 11 10
2003–04 HC Lugano NLA 48 17 23 40 40 16 5 6 11 12
2004–05 HC Lugano NLA 44 24 22 46 24 5 0 2 2 4
2005–06 HC Lugano NLA 40 15 27 42 36 17 8 7 15 18
2006–07 HC Lugano NLA 44 5 22 27 26 6 2 4 6 6
2007–08 ZSC Lions NLA 35 17 14 31 16 17 8 9 17 6
2008–09 ZSC Lions NLA 50 25 28 53 28 4 1 0 1 2
2009–10 ZSC Lions NLA 49 16 26 42 28 7 1 1 2 0
2010–11 SC Bern NLA 49 15 20 35 34 11 1 10 11 2
2011–12 SC Bern NLA 49 11 21 32 10 17 4 6 10 2
2012–13 SC Bern NLA 50 25 17 42 26 18 7 8 15 25
2013–14 SC Bern NLA 48 9 21 30 12
2014–15 SC Bern NLA 44 9 15 24 24 11 1 0 1 2
NLA totals 758 234 310 544 428 191 50 71 121 107
Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Representing   Switzerland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Sweden/Finland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Switzerland WC 9th 5 1 0 1 0
2011 Switzerland WC 9th 6 3 2 5 2
2013 Switzerland WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 2 3 5 0
2014 Switzerland OG 9th 3 0 0 0 0
Senior totals 24 6 5 11 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timo Helbling come in exchange for Ryan Gardner". SC Bern. 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  2. ^ "NLA: Gardner wechselt zum HC Lugano". Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Ready to conquer Berne". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 

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