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A power-forward with an intriguing offensive toolkit.


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November 2023 – Gardner certainly didn’t have the start to his collegiate career that he had hoped for. In his first 11 games, he only managed two assists. The only saving grace for Gardner’s debut at Clarkson University is that the team is currently ranked 53rd out of 60 teams for goals per game, with only 2.36. Although this is a challenging beginning, patience needs to be the key for the fourth-rounder, as he has never experienced such difficulty in production before, and it may just be a rough start. Cedrick Blais-Turcotte


July 2022 – Gardner, 18, was selected 112th overall by the Vancouver Canucks. He posted an impressive 83 points (45-38-83) in his 2021-22 High School campaign and enjoyed quick stints in the USHL (14 games). With such a large frame, he has been able to overpower his opponents thus far, protecting the puck well and producing chances by driving hard to the net. He is strong in puck battles and dominates board play. He compliments this power with a fair offensive toolkit. Gardner will head to Chilliwack, where he is slated to skate with the Chiefs as he graduates to the BCHL level. While he is considered somewhat of a project, he carries intriguing elements which could translate into a bottom-six, power forward down the line. Peripherals, anyone? Dave Hall

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 18, 2004
Height 6‘4”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 4; Overall: 112


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 BC Junior CanucksBrick Invitational6 8 210 0|        
 2017-2018 Winnipeg Monarchs U14 AAAWAAA U1430 21 2445 4|Playoffs9 3 36
  Winnipeg Monarchs U15 AAAWAAA U153 0 00 2|        
 2018-2019 RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg U15CSSHL U1529 10 1727 10|Playoffs3 0 11
 2019-2020 RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg U16CSSHL U1636 34 2559 26|Playoffs2 0 22
 2020-2021 Omaha LancersUSHL25 1 34 16|Playoffs1 0 00
 2021-2022 Warroad HighUSHS-MN30 45 3883 18|        
  Omaha LancersUSHL7 2 02 17|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL7 1 12 17|        
 2022-2023 Tri-City StormUSHL46 12 3042 14|Playoffs4 0 22
 2023-2024 Clarkson Univ.NCAA29 1 56 8|        
 2024-2025 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA- - -- -|