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Dave Gardner

Dave Gardner

Center
BIRTHDATE: August 23, 1952
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: MTL / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (8th overall)
Son of Cal Brother of Paul OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1971, 1972) OMJHL - MVP (1971) Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for St. Louis' 1st round choice (Doug Risebrough) in 1974 Amateur Draft, March 9, 1974. Traded to California by St. Louis with Butch Williams for Craig Patrick and Stan Gilbertson, November 11, 1974. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Placed on Minnesota Reserve List after Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Transferred to Los Angeles by Minnesota with Rick Hampton and Steve Jensen as compensation for Minnesota's signing of free agent Gary Sargent, July 15, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, January 21, 1980.
Quote of the Day

I didn't even know how to celebrate. I threw my hands up, they gave me a hug, so I guess that's all I needed.

— Sabres forward Tim Schaller on scoring his first NHL goal Sunday against the Bruins