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Jake Gardiner | Defenseman | #51

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 197
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (17) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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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." Jun 15 - 11:26 PM

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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.
Apr 8 - 9:44 AM

Jake Gardiner contributed a pair of assists in Monday's 5-2 win over Calgary.

He picked up helpers on goals by Zach Hyman and William Nylander in the contest. Gardiner has accounted for 28 points in 69 games this campaign.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 22 - 10:33 AM

Jake Gardiner scored his sixth goal of the season in Toronto's 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

The 25-year-old now has 23 points in 60 games this season and three points in his past five games.
Mar 4 - 12:39 AM

Jake Gardiner took it to the province of Alberta, scoring a goal against each foe.

However the Leafs still fell to the Oilers on Thursday 5-2. He now has five goals and 18 points on the season with a two game goal streak.
Feb 12 - 12:23 AM

Jake Gardiner scored on an end-to-end rush in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Calgary.

His individual effort closed the gap to one goal in the third period, but the Leafs couldn't get the equalizer. Gardiner logged a team-high 25:40 of ice time in Toronto's first game since trading Dion Phaneuf. "It was pretty emotional for a lot of the guys. (Phaneuf) was one of our really good friends and obviously our leader on our team," he said. "Obviously it was tough all day long and we just tried to refocus for the game. I thought we competed well but just didn’t start the way we wanted to."
Feb 10 - 11:26 AM

Jake Gardiner had a career high four assist night against the Colorado Avalanche in the Maple Leafs 7-4 win.

Three of Gardiner's assists were power-play points. Gardiner now has two goals and eight assists on the season, for a total of ten points. Gardiner also spent a couple of minutes in the penalty box for high-sticking, giving him ten PIM's this campaign.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 12:38:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 01:16:00 AM

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.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 02:30:00 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.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 12:39:00 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
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:13:00 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.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 01:14:00 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.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 01:31:00 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.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 01:54:00 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.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 04:17:00 PM

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