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Jake Gardiner

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
2015-16: Registered first point of season (goal) Oct. 16 at CBJ. Missed three games due to injury. Returned to lineup Oct. 30 at NYR. Notched first multi-point game of season (1g,1a) Nov. 10 at DAL. 2014-15: Left game on Nov. 6 at COLwith lower body injury. Skated in 200th NHL game Dec. 28 against FLA. Played season high 26:49 Jan. 28 at NJ. Season Stats: Home: 8 GP, 0-1-1 Road: 10 GP, 2-2-4 Career as a Maple Leaf: 264 GP, 23-71-94 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.
Quote of the Day

It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016