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Jake Gardiner

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Toronto Maple Leafs

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Gardiner is an enigma wrapped up in a riddle. He’s a darling of the advanced stat-heads who say he’s one of the Leafs’ best in possession. But he’s just another brain cramp away from the doghouse when you watch him on the ice. Hockey sense is the big gap in Gardiner’s game –...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 184   DOB: 4/7/1990   BORN: Minnetonka, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #17 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jake Gardiner Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $20.25 million contract extension with the Maple Leafs in July 2014.

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Gardiner has quietly impressed Leafs coach Mike Babcock, reports Sportsnet.ca. "He’s a real good two-pair guy, getting better each and every day," said Babcock. "More confidence. Goes back for the puck better. Stronger."

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Jake Gardiner NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 21 NHL TOR 75 7 23 30 -2 18 79 8.9 0 0 21:35 1 6 7 1:59 52 90
2012-13 22 NHL TOR 12 0 4 4 0 0 12 0.0 0 0 20:29 0 2 2 3:07 13 15
2013-14 23 NHL TOR 80 10 21 31 -3 19 136 7.4 1 1 21:05 2 9 11 2:17 108 87
2014-15 24 NHL TOR 79 4 20 24 -23 24 100 4.0 0 0 20:58 0 8 8 2:30 109 83
2015-16 25 NHL TOR 48 3 13 16 -6 26 63 4.8 1 0 19:27 0 8 8 2:00 64 35
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Jake Gardiner – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

19:27

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Jake Gardiner was on the ice for 19:27.

2:00

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Jake Gardiner was on the ice for 2:00 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 21:05 2:17
2014-15 20:58 2:30
2015-16 19:27 2:00

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Jake Gardiner
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 6 @OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 18:01 2:38
2016-2Feb 4 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 19:18 3:05
2016-2Feb 2 @BOS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:10 2:15
2016-1Jan 27 @TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:44 3:03
2016-1Jan 26 @FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:42 1:35
2016-1Jan 23 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:35 1:05
2016-1Jan 21 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:17 1:10
2016-1Jan 19 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:12 3:22
2016-1Jan 16 @BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:40 4:10
2016-1Jan 15 CHI 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 18:24 2:48
2016-1Jan 13 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 1 22:39 2:26
2016-1Jan 9 @SAN 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:38 3:12
2016-1Jan 7 @LOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 23:23 1:52
2016-1Jan 6 @ANA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:50 4:56
2016-1Jan 2 STL 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:19 2:59
2015-12Dec 30 @PIT 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 19:20 1:45
2015-12Dec 29 NYI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 18:42 3:02
2015-12Dec 27 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 5 19:57 1:27
2015-12Dec 22 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:01 0:16
2015-12Dec 21 @COL 0 4 4 1 2 0 3 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:59 1:35
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2015-12Dec 19 LOS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:51 0:00
2015-12Dec 17 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:54 1:37
2015-12Dec 15 TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:17 2:35
2015-12Dec 8 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:18 3:12
2015-12Dec 5 @STL 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:21 3:03
2015-12Dec 3 @MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:47 1:19
2015-12Dec 2 @WPG 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:12 1:26
2015-11Nov 30 EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 19:22 2:27
2015-11Nov 28 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 20:16 0:49
2015-11Nov 23 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 21:39 3:02
2015-11Nov 21 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 23:51 1:03
2015-11Nov 20 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 18:55 1:31
2015-11Nov 17 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:15 1:49
2015-11Nov 15 @NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:41 2:08
2015-11Nov 14 VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 2 20:28 2:38
2015-11Nov 12 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:15 2:25
2015-11Nov 10 @DAL 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 1 2 22:33 0:59
2015-11Nov 7 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:07 1:33
2015-11Nov 6 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:16 2:23
2015-11Nov 4 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:29 1:00
2015-11Nov 2 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 21:52 2:57
2015-10Oct 31 PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:29 1:57
2015-10Oct 30 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:59 0:00
2015-10Oct 26 ARI Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 24 @MON Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 21 @BUF Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 17 @PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:09 2:16
2015-10Oct 16 @CLM 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 19:49 0:45
2015-10Oct 10 OTT 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 18:35 0:10
2015-10Oct 9 @DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 19:39 1:45
2015-10Oct 7 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:28 0:47

Jake Gardiner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gardiner snapped a seven-game point drought in a big way Monday night when he picked up four assists in a 7-4 win over the Avalanche.

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Gardiner scored the game-winner with 3:28 remaining and had a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Stars.

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Gardiner scored the game-winning goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Stars.

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Gardiner (lower body) will return to the lineup Friday evening against the Rangers, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

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Gardiner (lower body) will likely return to action Friday against the Rangers, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

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Gardiner will sit out Monday's game against the Coyotes with a lower-body injury, but is aiming to return Friday, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

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Gardiner (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

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Gardiner (undisclosed) won't play Saturday against the Canadiens, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

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Gardiner (undisclosed) is day-to-day and has no timetable for return, David Alter of the National Post reports.

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Gardner is starting to prove himself 5-on-5 and seems far more comfortable under coach Mike Babcock than former boss Randy Carlyle, under whom his game regressed.

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Gardiner skated with newcomer Scott Harrington and not Morgan Rielly during Wednesday's home opener against Montreal.

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Gardiner will start the season paired with Morgan Rielly, reports Toronto's Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

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2014-15

After spending the first half of 2013-14 in coach Randy Carlyle's doghouse, Gardiner finally broke the chain and was arguably the Leafs' best defender in the last month of the season. He picked up 12 points, including five goals, in his last 14 games, looking every part of an emerging stud. Now with a massive contract extension tucked in his jock, Gardiner is ready to take his game to the next level and it should happen this season. He'll get a shot at the spot on the top pairing vacated by Carl Gunnarsson and get a gig on the first power-play unit, too. He could deliver a 50-percent increase in scoring this season; a total of 45 points is certainly possible. It'll come with lots of mistakes, but the bottom line is simple: you can't get offense without taking some risks. We'll take the mistakes that come with that because the fantasy output will be downright delicious.

2013-14

Tremendous skating ability? Check. Elite vision? You betcha. Great offensive instincts? For sure. And a couple defensive disasters a game? Sadly, yes, but even that part of his game really is steadily improving. He struggled between the AHL and NHL last season after suffering a brain knock on a blindside hit on Dec. 8, but he really picked things up in Round One against the Bruins ... to the point where he was arguably the Leafs' best player in an OT loss in Game 4. Every team needs a guy who can skate the puck out of his own zone, create space for himself and his teammates, keep cool under extreme pressure and deliver on the power play. The sky is the limit for Gardiner, starting this year.

2012-13

Ooooo baby, this guy was hot last season. He eliminated all thought that his hockey sense was subpar and he went on to be the Leafs' best defender in just his first season. He's poised and patient, with elite vision and wheels. That combo is going to catapult him into the fantasy elite in a couple years. We don't expect that proverbial sophomore slump to hit -- he was way more productive under Randy Carlyle (11 points in 18 games) than Ron Wilson (19 in 57). Forty points and top power-play time beckon this season. Then it's up, up ... UP.

2011-12

Gardiner is a thoroughbred on skates who the Leafs believe was the real haul in the Joffrey Lupul deal with Anaheim. He’s big, blistering fast and can effectively QB a power play. But he still has some growing to do in his own end, particularly on his intensity and decision making. He made the jump to pro after a stand-out sophomore season at Wisconsin and will need a few seasons in the AHL to learn the pro games and add some muscle. Keeper leaguers should monitor him this year before taking the plunge -- he needs to prove he can think the game a wee bit better before we’ll anoint him the next Paul Coffey. Or even anywhere remotely close.

2009-10

Gardner is a thoroughbred – this kid can fly. He converted to the blue line just three years ago so he definitely has a offensive mindset. But his mindset is the thing that could hold him back. We’ve heard whispers about his lack of hockey sense but time will tell. He will head to college and should spend several years there. He's a long-term investment.