Jake Gardiner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jake Gardiner has been freed, will play tonight versus Detroit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Defenseman Jake Gardiner will be back in the Maple Leafs’ lineup tonight, according to approximately three million tweets from Toronto reporters. Gardiner has been a healthy scratch the past two games, both Toronto wins. When asked the other day what the 24-year-old defenseman — the same guy..." October 17

  • Leafs sign Gardiner to five-year extension

    TSN.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed restricted free agent defenceman Jake Gardiner to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the deal is worth $20.25 million with an average annual value of $4.05 million per season. The 24-year-old..." July 29

  • Should the Edmonton Oilers push to acquire Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

    Edmonton Journal "This just in from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe & Mail, more talk that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis would be willing to trade Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner. “You have the sense that Maple Leafs GM David Nonis would happily move two of his youngsters, Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner, in the..." June 10

  • Maple Leafs have success splitting up Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner

    Toronto Sun "As much as Randy Carlyle likes the offensive skills that Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly can bring as a defence pair, the Maple Leafs coach also has a firm grip on what the youngsters can learn when put with a veteran. Gardiner and Rielly had been together for 10 games before Carlyle broke them..." January 31

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Carlyle felt Jake Gardiner's game in Washington was "probably the model in which we’d like him to play to".

  • Maple Leafs' Gardiner still searching for 'playoff' form

    Toronto Sun "Jake Gardiner would love to ascend to the level that he found during the Maple Leafs’ brief playoff appearance last spring. But the 23-year-old defenceman is finding it to be a challenge. “Definitely not there right now but I don’t think anyone is at that level” Gardiner said. “Playing my..." October 24

  • Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly paired with Jake Gardiner at practice, appears likely to play against Ottawa Senators

    National Post "Morgan Rielly moved one step closer to making his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 19-year-old who sat out the first two games of the season as a healthy scratch was paired with Jake Gardiner at practice amongst the team’s top-six defencemen on Friday. With Mark Fraser (hamstring) on..." October 04

  • D-man Gardiner should have been a regular for Leafs this season

    Toronto Sun "In just two playoff games Jake Gardiner has provided glimpses of what could be, of what might have been more often this season had circumstances been different. There was that precision pass in Game 2 that sprung Tyler Bozak for an excellent scoring opportunity in Boston. The skating ability..." May 08

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    James Mirtle @

    Leafs have recalled Jake Gardiner.

  • Ex-Leaf McGill Says Gardiner Should be in the NHL

    Calgary Sun "Three decades before the heated Jake Gardiner NHL vs. AHL debate became one of the most polarizing topics in Toronto sports, the Maple Leafs faced similar tough decisions with three of their young defencemen. Back in 1981-82, Leafs management opted to throw a trio of teenagers into the NHL wars..." March 16

  • Carlyle says simply: Gardiner will be up when he is ready ... and no sooner

    Toronto Sun "Jake Gardiner is going to play in the National Hockey League, again. Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle is sure of it. The question weighing on the mind of seemingly everyone in Leafs Nation, though, is when? The hand-wringing has taken on a greater sense of urgency with the Leafs riding a..." March 14

  • Agent's tweet sets back Jake Gardiner

    Toronto Sun "Whatever it was that Jake Gardiner said to his agent on the telephone Wednesday morning, the young defenceman wasn’t about to share it with those who had surrounded him with cameras and microphones outside the Toronto Marlies dressing room. He looked the way he usually looks in front of the..." March 14

  • Jake Gardiner's agent sparks Twitter frenzy

    Toronto Sun "Maybe it’s finally time for the Maple Leafs to look down to the farm or up to the press box for help. With the cracks in their defence beginning to look more like canyons, option No. 1 is Jake Gardiner, who has 30 points in 40 games with the AHL Marlies. Gardiner’s Minnesota-based agent, Ben..." March 13

  • Toronto's D Logjam: Who Goes for Gardiner?

    Pension Plan Puppets "Toronto Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins says defenceman Jake Gardiner is good enough to play with the Toronto Maple Leafs right now, but there's simply no spot for him in the lineup. - Sportsnet's Mike Johnston Jake Gardiner and Carl Gunnarsson are both going to get healthy at some point, what..." February 13