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Jake Gardiner
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Jake Gardiner  #51

Toronto Maple Leafs  Defenseman
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: July 4, 1990  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Minnetonka, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 184 DRAFTED: ANA / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)    Prospect Bio

2013-14: 2nd on Maple Leafs in SHG (tie-1) and TOI per game (21:04) .. 11 points (2g, 9a) in last 13 games of season (Mar. 18-Apr. 12) .. Healthy scratch Jan. 9 at CAR .. 4-game point streak (Dec. 5-11) with 4 points (1g, 3a) .. Season-high 26:10 of ice-time Dec. 11 vs. LAK .. Healthy scratch Nov. 27 at PIT .. 100th NHL game Oct. 29 at EDM.

WCHA All-Rookie Team (2009) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2011) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2011) NHL All-Rookie Team (2012) Traded to Toronto by Anaheim with Joffrey Lupul and Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Fredrik Bergvik) in 2013 Entry Draft for Francois Beauchemin, February 9, 2011.
Quote of the Day

He's able to play now, we just want to see other guys. We know what he can do.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on not rushing Steven Stamkos onto the ice