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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

Jake Gardiner

North American Skater - Minnetonka, High-MN
Final Rank:23Midterm Rank:22
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 0"Weight:173
Born:July 4, 1990
Born in:Minneapolis, MN, USA
Drafted: 2008: ANA (1st Round / 17th Overall)  Anaheim Ducks
  • Helped lead Minnetonka to a 24-4-0 record in 2007-08 where they finished second at the Section 6AA Championship, falling to Benilde-St. Margaret's in overtime. The season included a championship win at the 2008 Schwan Cup where they defeated powerhouse Hill-Murray at the Xcel Energy Center for gold.
  • He finished fifth in goals (20) and assists (28) in the Classic Lake Division, leading all other Minnetonka players. His 48 points placed him third overall among Minnesota high school defensemen in scoring.
  • Was named the 2008 high school boys’ hockey All-Metro Player of the Year by the Star Tribune and was a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey Award -- given annually to the top Minnesota high school hockey player.
  • Represented Team USA at the 2007 Under-18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
  • Played alongside his younger brother Max, a sophomore on the Minnetonka Skippers.
  • Has committed to the University of Wisconsin.
  • Was a member of the Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association for nine years before playing at Minnetonka High School.
  • Patterns his game after Minnesota’s Brent Burns – “he’s tall and lanky with offensive skills; he can play both forward and defense”.
  • His nickname is ‘Gardi’ and he wears number 19 because of his favorite player, Colorado’s Joe Sakic.
  • If he wasn’t playing hockey he would be “a driving range ball picker upper” and if he could be in one movie he would choose Miracle. 
  • The most embarrassing song on his iPod is “Glamorous” by Fergie.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Player: Joe Sakic

Shootout move: “Fake shot, backhand upper shelf”

Practice Drill: 3 on 3 in zone

Video Game: NHL 08

Movie: Mighty Ducks

TV Show: American Gladiators

Actor:  Will Ferrell

Group: Rascal Flatts

Website: NHL.com

Pump-up song: The Final Countdown

Food to cook: Mac and Cheese

Sport (other than hockey): Golf

Activity away from the rink: Hunting

Toy growing up: Tennis balls

Place to shop: Target

Place to visit: Vail, Colorado

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2006-2007MINNETONKAHIGH-MN2310223220
2007-2008MINNETONKAHIGH-MN2516274318
2009-2010U OF WISCONSINBIG103346108
2009-2010U OF WISCONSINWCHA3346108




Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1