23-Year-Old Defenseman – Toronto Maple Leafs
Jake Gardiner Contract Information:
Signed a three-year entry-level contract with Toronto in March 2011.
Gardiner scored his first goal of the season and first since April 5, 2012 in Saturday's shootout win over Ottawa.
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|2013-14 Proj||23||TOR||75||Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Jake Gardiner|
Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 7||at OTT||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||100.0||1||0||23:39||4:04|
|Nov 30||at MON||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||2||25:30||4:09|
|Nov 29||at BUF||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||2||2||21:23||0:36|
|Nov 27||at PIT||Did Not Play|
|Nov 15||at BUF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||0||21:44||2:00|
|Nov 13||at MIN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||15:48||2:34|
|Nov 9||at BOS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||0.0||0||0||19:31||3:21|
|Nov 2||at VAN||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||21:51||3:06|
|Oct 30||at CGY||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||18:14||1:15|
|Oct 29||at EDM||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||1||20:01||1:05|
|Oct 25||at CLS||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||2||20:11||1:53|
|Oct 19||at CHI||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||1||19:56||2:33|
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|Oct 10||at NSH||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0.0||0||1||17:46||3:19|
|Oct 2||at PHI||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||13:59||0:48|
|Oct 1||at MON||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||2||19:00||4:46|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.
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.