Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Jake Gardiner
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JakeGardiner
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 184
BIRTHDATE: 04/07/1990
AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Minnetonka, MN, USA
DRAFTED: ANA: 2008-17 overall
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2009) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2011) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2011) NHL All-Rookie Team (2012) Traded to Toronto by Anaheim with Joffrey Lupul and Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Fredrik Bergvik) in 2013 Entry Draft for Francois Beauchemin, February 9, 2011.

Twitter: @Jgardiner272
Why do you wear #51? Dad wore 15...reversed his number
Pet Peeve: Slow drivers on the Gardiner Expressway
Favourite TV Show: Dexter

BECAME A LEAF: Acquired from Anaheim with Joffrey Lupul and a conditional fourth-round choice in 2013 Entry Draft for Francois Beauchemin, February 9, 2011.

TRANSACTIONS: Originally Anaheim's first choice, 17th overall, in 2008 Entry Draft.

2011-12 SEASON: Played 75 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 30 points (7 goals, 23 assists) with 18 penalty minutes. Played 4 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL) collecting 2 assists with 2 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st among rookie NHL defencemen in assists and points. Ranked 3rd among NHL rookies in average icetime per game (21:35). Registered over 20 minutes of ice-time in 56 games this season. Made NHL debut Oct. 6 vs. Montreal. Collected 1st NHL point (assist) and (+2) rating Oct. 20 at Boston. Registered 1st multi-point game (2 assists) Nov. 22 at Tampa Bay. Registered a careerhigh (28:34) of ice-time Nov. 25 at Dallas. Assigned to the Marlies Jan. 15. Recalled from the Marlies Jan. 16. Scored 1st NHL goal and added an assist Jan. 24 at NY Islanders (Al Montoya). Scored a goal and a (+3) rating Feb. 6 vs. Edmonton. Collected 2 assists Mar. 17 at Ottawa. Collected 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and a (+3) rating Apr. 5 vs. Tampa Bay. Assigned to the Marlies Apr. 7. Healthy scratch 7 times this season, most recently Jan. 14 vs. NY Rangers. Played 17 playoff games for the Marlies collecting 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) with 10 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st among Marlies defencemen in playoff goals, assists and points.

CAREER: 2010-11: Played 10 games for the Marlies collecting 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes. Played 41 games for the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) collecting 41 points (10 goals, 31 assists) with 24 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st (tie) on Wisconsin in assists and 3rd in points. Named to NCAA West Second All-American Team. Named to WCHA Second All-Star Team. Joined the Marlies after season with Wisconsin was complete. Made AHL/professional debut on Mar. 18 at Syracuse. Collected 1st career AHL point (assist) Mar. 23 at Grand Rapids.

2009-10: Played 41 games for Wisconsin collecting 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) with 20 penalty minutes. Played 7 games for Team USA at IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship collecting 3 assists and a (+9) rating. Won gold medal with Team USA.

2008-09: Played 39 games with Wisconsin collecting 21 points (3 goals, 18 assists) with 16 penalty minutes. Ranked 3rd (tie) on the team in assists and 9th in points. Named to WCHA All-Rookie Team.