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Jake Gardiner
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Jake Gardiner  #51

Toronto Maple Leafs  Defenseman
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: July 4, 1990  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Minnetonka, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 184 DRAFTED: ANA / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)    Prospect Bio
2014-15: Collected an assist and led the Maple Leafs in ice time (23:04) on Oct. 11 against Pittsburgh. Scored his first goal of the season and led all Leaf skaters in ice time (23:25) on Oct. 28 vs. Buffalo. Left game on Nov. 6 at Colorado with lower body injury. Skated in 200th NHL game Dec. 28 against Florida. Played a season high 26:49 Jan. 28 at New Jersey. Has nine points in his last 18 games. Season Stats: Home: 38 GP, 4-12-16 Road: 40 GP, 0-8-8 Career as a Maple Leaf: 245 GP, 21-68-89 Career Highs (single game) Goals - 2 (03/11/14 at SJ) Assists - 2 (9X - 02/07/15 vs. EDM) Points - 2 (12X - 01/21/15 at OTT) Career Notables: 2010-11: Named to NCAA (WCHA) Second All-Star Team Selected as NCAA (West) Second Team All-American 2011-12: Named to NHL All-Rookie Team 2013-14: Established single-season career-highs for games played (80) goals (10) and points (31)...Played 8 games for Team USA at the IIHF World Hockey Championships collecting 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists).
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.
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I think when you build a team, you look at pairs, and I think the pair of [Voracek and Giroux] is very good, certainly one of the top pairs in the League.

— Flyers GM Ron Hextall on Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek after giving Voracek a multiyear extension Thursday