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Jake Gardiner | Defenseman | #51

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (17) / ANA
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Jake Gardiner netted a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Gardiner's goal cut the Maple Leafs' deficit to 2-1 at the 4:26 mark of the second frame. He then helped set up Mitch Marner's tally in the third period. Gardiner finished the game with three shots on goal in 23:48 of ice time. He has three goals and 17 points in 36 games this season. Wed, Dec 20, 2017 10:39:00 PM

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Jake Gardiner scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Gardiner took a feed from Matthews and blasted a shot from the point through traffic for his second goal of the season. Gardiner is now up to 11 points in 25 games. Nikita Zaitsev also scored in the loss.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 09:46:00 PM

Jake Gardiner showed up for training camp in excellent shape.

He averaged a personal high 21:32 of ice time per game last season and he broke out offensively with 43 points in 82 contests. Gardiner also led the Leafs in power-play time last year and he could flirt with the 50-point plateau in 2017-18.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 09:58:00 AM

Jake Gardiner has been soaking up minutes for Toronto in the playoffs.

The Leafs and Capitals have played three straight overtime games, so Gardiner leads the postseason in average ice time per match at 31:03. Gardiner said he hasn't had any trouble finding energy because it's the playoffs. "Jake's got elite hockey sense, can skate and pass and think the game real well," said coach Mike Babcock. "He does some things sometimes that you don't know what he's doing, but it has a way to work out for Jake. He's been a real effective player for us. He plays a ton of minutes and makes good plays and he's plus all the time." Gardiner has one goal, one assist and a plus-3 rating in the series versus the Capitals.
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10:28:00 AM

The much maligned Jake Gardiner is winning over many of the Maple Leaf faithful with his playoff performace so far.

Gardiner was outstanding Saturday night anchoring a depleted Maple Leaf defense corps with Morgan Rielly. The 26-year-old logged a game-high 40:34 in the double overtime contest and was a plus two. For those who thought Gardiner would be a playoff liability, think again.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017 11:34:00 AM

Jake Gardiner scored in Toronto's 3-2 overtime loss to Washington in Game 1 on Thursday night.

He gave the Leafs a 2-0 lead, but the Capitals battled back to take a 1-0 series lead. Gardiner logged a game-high 26:27 of ice time in the match. He has produced six points in seven career playoff games.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Jake Gardiner chipped in two assists Wednesday night in a 5-2 victory versus Columbus.

Gardiner has a personal best 36 points in 72 games this season, but Wednesday's two-point effort snapped a four-game scoreless skid. He had two helpers in his previous 10 outings.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Jake Gardiner ripped the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist in a 5-4 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday night.

The mobile defender scored on a two-on-one rush shortly after the Maple Leafs finished killing a penalty. Gardiner's assist came on William Nylander's game-tying power-play goal. He has racked up five points in the last two games to give him 30 on the season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Jake Gardiner scored a goal and an assist in Toronto's 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

Gardiner opened the scoring at the 9:09 mark of the first period and he also picked up the only assist on Auston Matthew's goal in the second frame. Gardiner finished the game with a plus-2 rating, five shots on goal and two hits in 20:12 of ice time. The Leafs defenseman has seven goals and 18 assists in 52 games this season.
Tue, Feb 7, 2017 10:39:00 PM

Jake Gardiner logged a season-high 29:24 of ice time on Tuesday night.

He moved up to the top pairing after Morgan Rielly left the game with a leg injury. Gardiner finished Toronto's 4-3 win over Buffalo with a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal. He has six goals and 22 points in 42 games this campaign.
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Jake Gardiner picked up his fifth points over his last five games during Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over Detroit in the Centennial Classic.

The talented blue liner now has 13 assists and 19 points in 36 games this season. He appears well on his way to setting all sorts of personal highs by season's end.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Jake Gardiner has been red hot for the Maple Leafs the past two weeks.

Gardiner has a five-game points streak and is playing solid hockey for Toronto coach Mike Babcock. Gardiner seems to have found a coach who has confidence in him and his game has grown since Babcock took over. If Gardiner is a FA in your pool, you should consider picking him up.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Jake Gardiner scored two minutes into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night.

Gardiner’s sixth goal of the season came with the 15th assist for Mitchell Marner. Gardiner has 55 shots on goal for the season with six goals, which puts him just above the 10 percent mark.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Jake Gardiner was the only Maple Leaf to beat Semyon Varlamov on Sunday night as Colorado beat Toronto 3-1.

Gardiner has just five goals and 11 points through 27 games this season, though he's on a two-game streak now.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 11:23:00 PM

Jake Gardiner opened the scoring in a 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Gardiner's goal came 5:55 into the first period, and it was the only goal the Leafs could muster up in the defeat. With nine points in 19 games, he is currently on pace for the best season of his NHL career. He was partnered with Connor Carrick in this contest and they both seem to play much better when paired together. Owned in just 14% of yahoo leagues, Gardiner could be a nice add if you are in need of a defensemen.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 09:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Dominic Moore
5Frederik Gauthier
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Josh Leivo
6Joffrey Lupul
RW1William Nylander
2Mitch Marner
3Connor Brown
4Leo Komarov
5Nikita Soshnikov
6Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Ron Hainsey
5Connor Carrick
6Andreas Borgman
7Travis Dermott
8Roman Polak
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney