Team: Dallas Stars
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Fantasy Summary

Physical forward who focuses on defense first. Can play an offensive role but better suited in a shutdown role. Doesn’t look to be someone who will make an impact fantasy-wise in the NHL.


Observations

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March 2019 – The Dallas Stars have signed 2016 fourth-round pick Rhett Gardner to a two-year entry level contract. Gardner is coming off his fourth and final season at the University of North Dakota. In his final season, Gardner had eight goals and 15 points in 37 games. He is a large forward who plays a strong 200-foot game. Although this season featured his lowest point totals at UND, Gardner’s defensive game improved tenfold. UND relied on him to play a strong defensive game, which is the role he can expect to play with the Stars. Although he is unlikely to produce much offensively, he plays a great two-way game and is strong on faceoffs. He will join Texas on an Amateur Tryout for the remainder of the season. However next season, watch out for Gardner on the Stars NHL roster as he is close to being ready to play in a bottom-six role. Brandon Floyd

February 2019 – Gardner currently has less than stellar numbers for North Dakota in the NCAA. While playing a great 200-foot game in a shutdown role, he has been unable to insert his name onto the scoresheet very often. His game can be useful for the Stars, but it will not be as useful for any fantasy owners. I would advise keeping this name off of the radar in your keeper leagues. Nate Duffett

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 28, 1996
Height 6‘3”
Weight 229 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 116

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Moose Jaw Warriors U15 AASAAHL U1520 13 1225 52|Playoffs3 1 01
 2010-2011 Moose Jaw Warriors U15 AASAAHL U1522 27 1441 84|Playoffs4 1 34 24 
  Moose Jaw Warriors U18 AAASMAAAHL10 2 35 12|Playoffs2 0 00
 2011-2012 Moose Jaw Warriors U18 AAASMAAAHL41 19 1130 53|Playoffs9 4 26
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16- 1 01 -|        
 2012-2013 Moose Jaw Warriors U18 AAASMAAAHL35 27 2148 24|Playoffs2 1 01
  Green Bay GamblersUSHL1 0 00 0|        
  Canada Western U17WHC-175 2 02 2|        
 2013-2014 Okotoks OilersAJHL52 13 2437 82|Playoffs5 1 12
  Canada West U19WJAC-194 0 00 2|        
 2014-2015 Okotoks OilersAJHL54 24 3054 119|Playoffs7 1 56 14 
  Canada West U19WJAC-194 1 01 0|        
 2015-2016 Univ. of North DakotaNCAA41 11 718 52|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of North DakotaNCAA38 8 1321 69|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of North DakotaNCAA33 7 1320 48|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of North DakotaNCAA37 8 715 71|        
  Texas StarsAHL11 4 15 4|        
 2019-2020 Dallas StarsNHL8 0 00 2|        
  Texas StarsAHL55 9 1524 36|        
 2020-2021 Texas StarsAHL- - -- -|        

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