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Jake Gardiner | Defenseman | #51

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (17) / ANA
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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. Mar 23 - 10:04 AM

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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
Feb 22 - 11:01 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.
Feb 7 - 10:39 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.
Jan 18 - 10:59 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.
Jan 1 - 7:40 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

Jake Gardiner scored his third goal of the year Thursday night.

He got Toronto's sixth goal in a 6-1 victory over Florida late in the third period. Gardiner cashed in on a breakaway shortly after he exited the penalty box. He finished the match with a plus-4 rating.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:47:00 AM

Jake Gardiner scored the Leafs' only goal in a 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Gardiner's first goal of the year was also his sixth point, as the 26-year-old seems to have turned a corner this year from a fantasy perspective and contribute regularly on the scoreboard. He is on pace to exceed his career-high of 31 points.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 09:27:00 PM

Jake Gardiner registered an assist on Thursday night in a 3-2 loss to Minnesota.

He has collected three helpers in four games this year. Gardiner had the primary assist on Roman Polak's first goal of 2016-17.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 08:53:00 AM

Jake Gardiner picked up an assist in Toronto's 5-4 OT loss to Ottawa on Wednesday night.

He had an assist on Auston Matthews' fourth goal of the match. Gardiner should be able to record his fourth 30-point season in 2016-17.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Ducks coach Randy Carlyle went out of his way at his news conference in Anaheim this week to say there was no truth to suggestions that he didn't like defenseman Jake Gardiner when he coached the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"There was always this myth that I didn’t like him," Carlyle volunteered to reporters Tuesday when the Ducks formally announced that he was returning as Anaheim coach. "It was the furthest thing from the truth. A decision on a young player like that should be made after 300 games to find out what kind of player that player really is. There are a lot of young defensemen that come into the league and get spurned by one hockey club and get another opportunity some place else and develop into an everyday player or sometimes better than an everyday player. You have to show patience with young players. They are a big part of today’s game. In the salary cap era, every team is going to add two or three young players. That’s the reality of the business."
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 11:26:00 PM

Jake Gardiner scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

The Flyers erased Toronto's two-goal lead in the third period to force the extra session, but Gardiner scored on a power play in overtime to prevent their come-from-behind win. The Leafs defender has seven goals and 31 points in 78 games this season.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Brian Boyle
5Ben Smith
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Leo Komarov
3Josh Leivo
4Eric Fehr
5Zach Hyman
6Matt Martin
7Kasperi Kapanen
8Joffrey Lupul
RW1Mitch Marner
2William Nylander
3Connor Brown
4Nikita Soshnikov
5Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Connor Carrick
5Matt Hunwick
6Roman Polak
7Alexey Marchenko
8Martin Marincin
9Stephane Robidas
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney
3Garret Sparks