Rhett Gardner

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.


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

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Moose Jaw Warriors Bantam AA SBAAHL 20 13 12 25 52 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
 2010-2011 Moose Jaw Warriors Bantam AA SBAAHL 22 27 14 41 84 | Playoffs 4 1 3 4 24 
  Moose Jaw Generals SMHL 10 2 3 5 12 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2011-2012 Moose Jaw Generals SMHL 41 19 11 30 53 | Playoffs 9 4 2 6
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16 - 1 0 1 - |          
 2012-2013 Moose Jaw Generals SMHL 35 27 21 48 24 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
  Green Bay Gamblers USHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Canada Western U17 WHC-17 5 2 0 2 2 |          
 2013-2014 Okotoks Oilers AJHL 52 13 24 37 82 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 0 0 0 2 |          
 2014-2015 Okotoks Oilers AJHL 54 24 30 54 119 | Playoffs 7 1 5 6 14 
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 1 0 1 0 |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 41 11 7 18 52 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 38 8 13 21 69 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 33 7 13 20 48 |          
 2018-2019 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 37 8 7 15 71 |          
  Texas Stars AHL 1 0 0 0 2 |          

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