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Jake Gardiner | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 184
College: Wisconsin
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Jake Gardiner scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Dallas.
The Leafs were trailing 2-1 in the third period when they got goals from P.A. Parenteau and Gardiner to complete the comeback. Gardiner also picked up an assist on Peter Holland's power play goal in the first period. The 25-year-old has two goals and four points in 12 games this season. Nov 11 - 1:16 AM

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Jake Gardiner (lower body) was activated from the injured reserve list Friday.

Gardiner played a tick shy of 20 minutes Friday with a shot on goal. He seems to be playing a lot better under new head coach Mike Babcock compared to last season. He is worth taking in deeper pools as he has a lot of offensive flair.
Oct 31 - 2:30 AM

Jake Gardiner (lower body) is good to return Friday.

Gardiner missed three contests due to his injury. He will probably be paired up with Dion Phaneuf.
Oct 30 - 12:39 PM

Jake Gardiner (lower body) is projected to be back in the lineup on Friday.

He said he felt fine after Thursday's practice. Gardiner has been sidelined since Oct. 17 due to a lower-body injury. The Leafs will determine his status after the morning skate.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oct 30 - 9:13 AM

Jake Gardiner (lower body) won't play Monday night against Arizona.

He is still dealing with a lower-body injury that has kept him on the shelf for the last two games.
Oct 26 - 1:14 PM

Jake Gardiner (undisclosed) has been put on the injured reserve list.

The move is presumably retroactive to Oct. 17 as that's when Gardiner last played. He has a goal and an assist in five games in 2015-16.
Oct 23 - 1:31 PM

Jake Gardiner (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game against Montreal.

Gardiner has a goal and an assist in five games this season. Consider him day-to-day beyond Saturday's contest.
Oct 22 - 1:54 PM

Jake Gardiner (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup Wednesday against Buffalo.

He is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. "I don't know how serious it is," coach Mike Babcock said. "Day-to-day; that usually means 10. I don't know the answers for any of that." Martin Marincin will suit up in Gardiner's place.
Oct 21 - 4:17 PM

Jake Gardiner has contributed a goal and an assist in his past two games.

He appears to be gaining confidence in coach Mike Babcock's system, while skating alongside Dion Phaneuf. "We need Jake to be a real important player for us," said Babcock. "Obviously, we're getting good minutes out of Hunwick and Rielly. We need Jake to be a real important puck-mover for us."
Oct 19 - 10:44 AM

Jake Gardiner scored a goal and an assist in Toronto's 2-1 overtime win over Montreal.

Gardiner set up William Nylander's game-tying goal at 19:31 mark of the second period and he added the game-winner at the 16 second mark of the overtime frame. The Leafs will count on both he and Morgan Reilly to take big steps forward in 2015-16. The 25-year-old is already fairly good with the puck but he needs to show more consistency in his own end. If he can show the new coaching staff that he's committed to improving his defensive game, he could wind up playing some big minutes for the Leafs this year.
Sep 22 - 11:01 PM

Jake Gardiner scored his first goal of the World Hockey Championship with less than 10 minutes to go in Team USA's 3-1 win over Team Switzerland.

Statistically speaking, Gardiner has not had a very good tournament through six games. A predominantly offensive defenseman, he now has one whole point and just four shots on goal. But if the Americans win gold, he sure won't care how many points he doesn't have.
May 14 - 10:43 PM

Jake Gardiner has been named to Team USA for May's World Championships in the Czech Republic.

Gardiner, who is just 24 years old and is coming off perhaps his worst of his three career seasons with the Maple Leafs at just four goals and 24 points, will make his second international appearance. His first came at age 19 at World Junior Championships in which he recorded three assists over seven games. Gardiner has compiled 21 goals and 89 points in 246 career NHL games.
Source: USA Hockey
Apr 14 - 8:05 PM

Jake Gardiner scored the Maple Leafs' lone goal in their 2-1 loss to the Wild on Monday night.

Gardiner did well, following up a Joffrey Lupul shot that squeaked through Devan Dubnyk and tucking it over the line. Gardiner also had another shot, plus three blocks and hits with a takeaway in over 24 minutes of ice time.
Mar 24 - 12:27 AM

Jake Gardiner scored his third goal of the season Thursday night in the Leafs' 4-1 loss against San Jose.

Gardiner now has 21 points through 69 games this season with a -22 rating. The 24-year-old has not shown much improvement this season, but he's still a young player on a struggling team.
Mar 19 - 11:57 PM

Jake Gardiner has been learning from Leafs defense coach Steve Staios.

"It's nice having a coach with that much experience," Gardiner said. "He sees the game (like us). He just retired recently. He's played during this style of hockey. He knows a lot about it. He's a good guy to talk to about some of the bad things you're doing and some of the good things." Staios has been working with Gardiner and Morgan Rielly a lot since Peter Horachek took over as the club's head coach. Gardiner has received more than 20 minutes of ice time in his past 10 outings. Offensively he has struggled this season with only two goals and 14 points in 57 games.
Feb 25 - 12:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nazem Kadri
2Tyler Bozak
3Peter Holland
4Nick Spaling
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Shawn Matthias
4Daniel Winnik
5Michael Grabner
RW1Leo Komarov
2P. A. Parenteau
3Brad Boyes
4Byron Froese
5Nathan Horton
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Morgan Rielly
3Jake Gardiner
4Roman Polak
5Matt Hunwick
6Martin Marincin
7Scott Harrington
8Frank Corrado
G1James Reimer
2Jonathan Bernier