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Jake Gardiner
Jake Gardiner

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 193

Position:
D

Badger Bites
Shoots left ... born in July of 1990 ... attended Minnetonka High School ... chosen in the first round, 17th overall, during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks ... traded to Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 9, 2011 ... parents are John and Jill ... has one brother, Max (18) and a sister, Paige (15) ... cousin Bill Birrenkott played hockey at St. John's (Minn.) ... uncle John Birrenkott skated for Bemidji State ... majoring in consumer affairs

2010-11/ Junior Season
Assistant captain ... named to the All-WCHA Second Team ... named WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week after recording six points in College Hockey Showcase against Michigan and Michigan State ... among nation's defensemen ranked second in points, second in assists, third in goals, and fourth in points per game ... set career highs in goals (10), assists (31), and points (41) ... tied for team lead in assists with 31 ... second on team in plus minus with +21 ... recorded first career multi-goal game with 2 goals against Michigan (Nov. 26) ... recorded points in 26 of the teams 41 games

2009-10 / Sophomore Season
Shared team lead with two short-handed goals, scoring against Minnesota State (Feb. 13) and Alaska Anchorage (March 12) ... his first career short-handed goal against Minnesota State was also his first career game-winner ... was plus-10 in eight post-season games, leading the Badgers with a plus-25 for the season ... won the team's Dr. Joseph Coyne Most Consistent award ... won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship

2008-09 / Freshman Season
Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team ... named WCHA Co-Rookie of the Week (Dec. 2) ... second among WCHA rookie defensemen in scoring with 21 points, and 13th among all league blueliners ... his 21 points ranked third among the UW defensemen ... tied for third on the Badgers with 18 assists ... first career goal scored against Alabama-Huntsville (Dec. 27) ... tallied twice on the power play, including his first goal ... collected three assists at Denver (Oct. 17), his third game as a Badger

Before Gardiner Was a Badger
Spent one year as a defenseman for Minnetonka High School after playing forward for most of his career ... led team with 20 goals and 48 points in 25 games played ... a top-10 finalist for Minnesota Mr. Hockey ... named 2008 Associated Press First-Team All-State ... 2008 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year ... 2007-08 team went 24-4 and reached sectional finals of the 2008 Minnesota State High School Tournament ... skated for the 2007 U.S. Under-18 Select Team that competed at the 2007 Under-18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Slovakia and Czech Republic ... named 2007 all-conference for Minnetonka after posting 10 goals and 32 points ... part of 2006-07 state champion golf team at Minnetonka High School ... invited to Team USA World Junior Championship selection camp in Summer of 2008

Overall Statistics
Season GP G A Pts. SOG P-PIM PPG SHG GWG
2008-09 39 3 18 21 67 8-16 2 0 0
2009-10 41 6 7 13 71 10-20 0 2 1
2010-11 41 10 31 41 139 12-24 6 0 0
Totals 121
19
56
75
277
30-60 8
2 1
WCHA Statistics
Season GP G A Pts. SOG P-PIM PPG SHG GWG
2008-09 27 1 10 11 35 4-8 1 0 0
2009-10 28 4 5 9 51 4-8 0 1 1
2010-11 28 5 18 23 89 7-14 2 0 0
Totals 84 10
33
43
175
15-30 3
1 1

Jake Gardiner Photo Gallery

CAREER HIGHS
GAME
Goals: 2; vs. Michigan, 11/26/10
Assists: 3 (3x); last vs. Michigan State 11/27/10
Points: 3 (7x); last vs. Canisius 1/8/11
Point Streak: 6; 11/13-12/3/10
Multi-point Games: 16
Overtime Goals: None

SERIES
Goals: 2 (2x); last vs. Michigan, 11/26/10
Assists: 4 (2x); last vs. Canisius 1/7-8/11
Points: 5, vs. Canisius 1/7-8/11

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