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George Gardner
George Gardner
Goaltender
Number: 30
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165
Catches: Left
Born: Oct 8, 1942
Birthplace: Lachine, QC, Canada
Acquired: Claimed by Detroit from Boston in intra-league draft on June 10, 1964.
Goalie George "Bud" Gardner grew up in Quebec and remained in his home province until joining the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHA Junior A loop as an overage player in 1962-63. The move proved well worthwhile as he helped the Flyers to the OHA championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup, eventually won by the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Gardner turned pro in 1963-64 playing as the number-one goalie for the Minneapolis Bruins of the CPHL. He played his first game in the NHL in 1965-66 with the Detroit Red Wings earning a victory. The following year he was between the pipes for eleven Red Wings' games and 12 in 1967-68. But with Roger Crozier and Roy Edwards ahead of him on the depth chart, there really was not many opportunities for Gardner to be called upon.

After toiling in the minors for a couple of years, Gardner was back in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks in their inaugural season in 1970-71, backstopping 18 games. His busiest NHL season was his last in the league, 1971-72, when he was in goal for 24 Vancouver games. The rival WHA began in 1972-73 and Gardner jumped to the rival league, signing with the Los Angeles Sharks where he was the team's starting netminder playing in 49 games. Early the next year he was traded to the Vancouver Blazers where he played another 28 games retiring at the end of the 1973-74 season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89