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Number retired Dec. 28, 2008
Gartner spent the first 10 seasons of his 19-year NHL career with the Capitals after Washington selected him in the first round, fourth overall, in the 1979 NHL Draft. He led the team in goals five times and in points four times, scoring at least 35 goals in each of his first nine years in Washington (he had 26 goals when he was traded 56 games into 1988-89, his 10th season). He left the team as its all-time leader in games played, goals, assists, points, power-play goals and game-winning goals.

Gartner was a member of the first six Capital playoff teams, leading four of those teams in playoff scoring. He recorded 43 points (16 goals, 27 assists) in 47 playoff games for the club and at the time of his trade was Washington's all-time leading playoff scorer

Gartner played 1,432 games with five teams in his career, recording 708 goals (sixth in HFL history) and 627 assists for 1,335 points. Inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001, Gartner holds the NHL record for the most 30-goal seasons (17) and shares the record for most consecutive 30-goal seasons (15). He played in seven NHL All-Star Games and three times won the NHL's fastest skater competition at the NHL All-Star Game.

REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG S S%
  NHL TOTALS 1,432 708 627 1,335 67 1,159 217 23 90 5,090 13.9
1979-1980 CAPITALS 77 36 32 68 15 66 4 0 3 228 15.8
1980-1981 CAPITALS 80 48 46 94 -5 100 13 0 3 326 14.7
1981-1982 CAPITALS 80 35 45 80 -11 121 5 2 5 300 11.7
1982-1983 CAPITALS 73 38 38 76 -2 54 10 1 3 269 14.1
1983-1984 CAPITALS 80 40 45 85 22 90 8 0 7 286 14.0
1984-1985 CAPITALS 80 50 52 102 17 71 17 0 11 330 15.2
1985-1986 CAPITALS 74 35 40 75 -5 63 11 2 4 279 12.5
1986-1987 CAPITALS 78 41 32 73 1 61 5 6 10 317 12.9
1987-1988 CAPITALS 80 48 33 81 20 73 19 0 7 316 15.2
1988-1989 CAPITALS 56 26 29 55 8 71 6 0 1 190 13.7
PLAYOFF STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG S S%
  NHL TOTALS 122 43 50 93 -13 125 16 0 7 282  
1982-1983 CAPITALS 4 0 0 0   4 0 0 0    
1983-1984 CAPITALS 8 3 7 10   16 2 0 0    
1984-1985 CAPITALS 5 4 3 7   9 1 0 1    
1985-1986 CAPITALS 9 2 10 12   4 0 0 0    
1986-1987 CAPITALS 7 4 3 7   14 0 0 0    
1987-1988 CAPITALS 14 3 4 7 -7 14 1 0 0 45 6.7