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Jake Gardiner | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 184
College: Wisconsin
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Jake Gardiner will play for Team USA at the World Hockey Championships next month in Minsk, Belarus.
Gardiner notched new personal bests in 2013-14 with 10 goals and 31 points in 80 games. Apr 16 - 8:29 AM

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Jake Gardiner assisted on both of Toronto's goals in a 4-2 loss to Florida Thursday.

He established a new personal best with 31 points as a result of the two-point effort. Gardiner has finished the season on a positive note. He has produced five goals and nine assists in his past 17 outings.
Apr 11 - 8:48 AM

Jake Gardiner recorded two assists in Toronto's 4-2 loss on Saturday.

Gardiner has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. That gives him 10 goals and 28 points in 74 games in 2013-14.
Mar 30 - 11:08 AM

Jake Gardiner contributed a pair of assists in Tuesday's game versus St. Louis.

He helped set up Joffrey Lupul's power-play goal in the first and James van Riemsdyk's goal late in the third. The mobile rearguard has five goals and three helpers in his last 10 outings.
Mar 26 - 8:29 AM

Jake Gardiner potted his 10th goal of the season in Wednesday's loss to Tampa Bay.

He has been jumping into the rush often lately and has recorded five goals in his last seven games as a result. The mobile defenseman has 22 points in 69 matches this season, but his recent hot streak could make him a decent pickup down the stretch.
Mar 20 - 11:37 AM

Defenseman Jake Gardiner registered his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Detroit.

Gardiner's power play marker came on a beautiful offensive fort after he picked up Morgan Rielly's long dump-in and deked Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard. James van Riemsdyk also contributed by netting his 27th goal in the defeat.
Mar 18 - 11:31 PM

Defenseman Jake Gardiner scored two goals in Toronto's 6-2 loss to San Jose Tuesday night.

His second goal was his first ever shorthanded goal in the NHL. He now has eight goals and 12 assists in 65 games this season. Mason Raymond assisted both of Gardiner's goals.
Mar 12 - 4:02 AM

Jake Gardiner found the back of the net in Toronto's 4-3 overtime win against Philadelphia.

Gardiner broke out with a 30-point rookie campaign in 2011-12, but he hasn't been able to come close to replicating that level of offensive success since. He snapped a 12-game scoring drought, giving him 18 points in 63 contests this season.
Mar 9 - 11:41 AM

Jake Gardiner potted a power-play goal in Tuesday's win over Boston.

He skated on the top unit in the contest, which could give his fantasy value a boost if he remains in that role. Gardiner has contributed just 14 points in 46 games this season, but he still possesses plenty of offensive potential.
Jan 15 - 9:01 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle was unusually effusive about defenseman Jake Gardiner's play when asked on Sunday.

Carlyle told TSN's Jonas Siegel that Gardiner's Saturday performance was "probably the model in which we’d like him to play to." The 23-year-old has 13 points, 10 PIM, 67 SOG and a -2 rating in 44 games played. He's also averaged 21:36 TOI per contest.
Jan 12 - 2:00 PM

Jake Gardiner played a strong game Friday night against the Capitals.

He was a healthy scratch Wednesday night and responded very well from sitting a game in the press box. Playing alongside rooke rearguard Morgan Rielly, Gardiner had one of his best games of the season according to coach Randy Carlyle. "He skated the puck, he didn't turn it over. We know he has NHL-level skills," Carlyle said. Gardiner was rewarded with 19:33 of ice time including just over four minutes on the power play. Perhaps Gardiner is ready to turn the corner. Watch him.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 11 - 12:06 PM

Based on the Maple Leafs' line rushes, Jake Gardiner will be a healthy scratch Thursday night.

Mark Fraser appears to be set to return from the press box, while Carl Gunnarsson will be back from his wrist injury. Gardiner has 13 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 9 - 6:43 PM

Jake Gardiner played a game-high 26:10 of ice time in Wednesday's loss to Los Angeles.

The Leafs defense corps played well against the Kings despite the loss of captain Dion Phaneuf to a suspension. Gardiner has been receiving much more ice time of late and his play is improving. He has also picked up his point production, with a goal and three assists in his last four contests.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Jake Gardiner was a healthy scratch Wednesday night.

It was the first time this season that he watched from the press box. Gardiner struggled in Monday's loss to Columbus and he hasn't produced much offense this season. He has no goals and five assists in 24 appearances.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Jake Gardiner registered an assist in Toronto's 2-1 shootout win against Washington.

After recording 30 points in his rookie season, Gardiner has just five assists in 23 games in 2013-14. He definitely has plenty of offensive upside, but we would recommend taking a wait-and-see approach rather than stashing him on your bench in a standard league.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Dave Bolland
4Jay McClement
5Peter Holland
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Mason Raymond
3Carter Ashton
4Frazer McLaren
5Jerred Smithson
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Nikolai Kulemin
5Colton Orr
6Troy Bodie
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Jake Gardiner
3Cody Franson
4Morgan Rielly
5Tim Gleason
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Paul Ranger
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer
3Drew MacIntyre