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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 reached the 50-point mark for the first time in his career on Monday night.
Gardiner earned an assist in Toronto's win over Buffalo to extend his point streak to five straight games. He has contributed six helpers during that span and he has 10 points in his past 11 outings. Apr 3 - 10:35 AM

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Jake Gardiner registered his 200th NHL point in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Florida Panthers.

Gardiner helped set up James van Riemsdyk's first-period goal. The Leafs blue liner has now racked up seven points in his last eight contests. He has four goals, 33 assists and a plus-8 rating in 62 games this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 21 - 8:15 AM

Jake Gardiner (lower body) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to Phil Kessel.

Kessel and Gardiner played together in Toronto. The Penguins forward said that Gardiner told him he'd be in the lineup for tonight's contest. He left Wednesday's game due a spasm, but appears to be good to go.
Feb 17 - 12:13 PM

Jake Gardiner (lower body) wasn't on the ice for Friday's practice.

Gardiner left Wednesday's contest due to the issue. Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock is still hoping that Gardiner will be available for Saturday's game, but he'll have to wait to see if he's an option.
Feb 16 - 12:17 PM

Jake Gardiner (lower body) had "some kind of spasm or something like that," according to coach Mike Babcock.

Babcock added that Gardiner was pulled from Wednesday's game against Columbus because the medical staff couldn't get the spasm to "relax" and "they would not let him come back." It's unclear at this time if Gardiner will be back on the ice for Friday's practice. The Leafs have a day off scheduled for Thursday.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 15 - 11:02 AM

Jake Gardiner suffered a lower-body injury in Wednesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It's unclear what caused the injury, but the Leafs have already announced that he won't be back tonight. They'll likely provide an update on his status after the game. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 14 - 9:14 PM

Jake Gardiner notched one goal and one assist in Monday's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Gardiner has generated 16 points (one goal, 15 assists) in 18 games since the start of 2018. Only Brent Burns (23 points in 20 games) and John Klingberg (18 points in 17 games) have produced more than Gardiner among NHL defensemen during that time.
Feb 13 - 10:55 AM

Jake Gardiner chipped in three assists in Monday's 7-4 victory versus Anaheim.

Gardiner didn't have a point in his previous two appearances, but he has been red hot since mid-January with 13 helpers over his past nine games. The Leafs blueliner has recorded three-assist efforts three times during that span.
Feb 6 - 11:13 AM

Jake Gardiner compiled three assists in a 4-1 win over Dallas on Thursday night.

Gardiner is riding a career-best five-game assist streak. He has also matched his previous personal high point streak. Gardinder has nine helpers during that span. He has elevated his game with Morgan Rielly and Nikita Zaitsev out of the lineup due to injuries.
Jan 26 - 10:20 AM

Jake Gardiner played well Saturday with Morgan Rielly out of the lineup.

Gardiner collected three assists and logged 24:03 of ice time in a comeback win over Ottawa. The only blueliner who logged more minutes was Ron Hainsey, who normally plays alongside Rielly. Gardiner has generated 24 points in 48 games this season.
Jan 22 - 5:10 PM

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

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

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