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Jake Gardiner

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Toronto Maple Leafs

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Gardiner's game has grown exponentially under coach Mike Babcock and he's coming off his best pro season ever. His 43 points were 12 more than in any other season and his plus-24 was an incredible 39-point swing from the season before. Those 43 points put him 17th in league ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   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 dished out two power-play helpers in Thursday's 6-4 win over Edmonton.

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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 2:27 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 79 7 24 31 -15 32 122 5.7 2 0 20:37 1 11 12 2:20 87 67
2016-17 26 NHL TOR 82 9 34 43 24 34 127 7.1 2 0 21:32 2 11 13 2:32 69 83
2017-18 27 NHL TOR 32 2 13 15 1 18 43 4.7 0 0 22:28 1 5 6 2:12 12 42
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#2 Left Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

22:28

Average Time On Ice

On average, Jake Gardiner was on the ice for 22:28.

2:12

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Jake Gardiner was on the ice for 2:12 during power plays.

0:33

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Jake Gardiner was on the ice for 0:33 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 20:37 2:20 0:21
2016-17 21:32 2:32 0:19
2017-18 22:28 2:12 0:33

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Jake Gardiner
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 12 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 24:17 0:00
Dec 10 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:22 1:39
Dec 9 PIT@PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:09 0:57
Dec 6 CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 26:19 3:47
Dec 2 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:49 1:50
Nov 30 EDM@EDM 0 2 2 -2 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 2 5 21:47 0:23
Nov 28 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:47 0:52
Nov 25 WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 23:14 1:36
Nov 24 CAR@CAR 0 2 2 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:50 1:40
Nov 22 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 26:21 2:29
Nov 20 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 23:11 0:00
Nov 18 MON@MON 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 19:59 2:36
Nov 16 NJD 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 24:35 1:44
Nov 11 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 23:27 2:50
Nov 10 BOS 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:52 4:14
Nov 8 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:31 1:11
Nov 6 VGK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:14 2:49
Nov 4 STL@STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:49 1:51
Nov 2 LOS@LOS 0 1 1 -3 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:51 3:57
Nov 1 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 24:29 2:18
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Oct 30 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:34 0:00
Oct 28 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:50 3:22
Oct 26 CAR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:55 0:58
Oct 23 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 23:32 6:05
Oct 21 OTT@OTT 0 1 1 -3 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:19 0:56
Oct 18 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:28 0:00
Oct 17 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:08 0:37
Oct 14 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 24:16 2:14
Oct 11 NJD 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:30 5:42
Oct 9 CHI 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 22:09 5:11
Oct 7 NYR 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 21:58 4:57
Oct 4 WPG@WPG 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:12 1:41

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

Gardiner scored his second goal of the season Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals.

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Gardiner dished out a pair of assists in Friday's victory over the Hurricanes.

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Gardiner recorded a shot on goal and had two takeaways in a team-high 26:21 of ice time Wednesday against the Panthers.

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Gardiner has an assist in each of his last two games and four helpers in eight games this season.

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Gardiner will be paired with Nikita Zaitsev this season, reports the Toronto Sun.

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Gardiner dished out helpers on the power play and at even strength Thursday in Nashville.

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Gardiner dished out two assists Wednesday in a 5-2 win over Columbus.

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Gardiner notched an assist on William Nylander's game-tying power-play goal in the third period Tuesday, then buried the game-winner in overtime to secure a 5-4 victory over Winnipeg.

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Gardiner scored a goal and added two assists in Sunday's win over the Hurricanes.

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Gardiner is having a career year under coach Mike Babcock, who has invested significant time reviewing video of the defender's mistakes with him, Sportsnet reports.

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Gardiner posted two assists and a plus-three rating in a 5-4 victory over the Red Wings on Sunday.

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Gardiner's hot streak continued Friday with an assist in a 4-1 win over Arizona.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Mike Babcock as the head coach was exactly what Gardiner needed for his game. The slick-skating, two-way defender can skate like the wind and is far better in possession than the eye test beholds. Gardiner was always tagged with the dumb-as-a-stump moniker and it held him back. Maybe he still is, but it doesn't show nearly as much. Babcock used Gardiner in ways last season that allowed him to play to his strengths in a huge way. Now, he's viewed as a stalwart in the top-four and he's sure to better his career mark of 31 points this season. And let's be honest – Gardiner has learned how to not only survive, but thrive in the nosiest hockey city in the universe. Fantasy wise, he should bring you 35 points (with about one-third on the power play), 125 shots and 100 hits. Just keep an eye on that plus-minus – many leagues still count it despite its poor reflection of individual performance. And the Leafs won't be good enough for many guys to be sitting in the black in that category.

2015-16

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 – he just doesn’t think the game well at all. He’s blessed with rover-like offensive talent that should have delivered 40-plus points in 2014-15. Instead, he regressed to just four goals, 20 assists and a minus-23 rating in 79 games. Diminished expectations for the whole Leafs squad this season could be the best thing that could happen to this talented defender – it could be the ticket to regaining his confidence. And playing for Mike Babcock might just help him learn to manage his in-game decisions a little bit better. Still, he's not worth a significant investment outside of deep formats.

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.