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|1972 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
8 overall by Montreal Canadiens
Born August 23, 1952
Height: 6-0 Weight: 183
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
||St. Michael's||Jr. B||
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OHA Tilson Trophy (MVP): 1970-71 (Toronto)
OHA All-Star Second Team:
OMJHL All-Star Second Team: 1971-72 (Toronto)
OMJHL Powers Trophy (Points Leader): 1971-72 (co-winner, 129)
Assists Leader: 1970-71 (Toronto) (81 assists)
OMJHL Assists Leader:
1971-72 (Toronto) (76 assists)
OMJHL Playoffs Points Leader: 1972
(Toronto) (24 points)
OMJHL Playoffs Assists Leader: 1972 (Toronto)
Miscellaneous: Played on major junior hockey's most dominant line with Steve Shutt and Billy Harris in
Toronto in 1971-72.
| Debut: January 18,
1973 (Montreal at Pittsburgh)|
Numbers: 21 (Montreal); 27, 6
(St. Louis); 7 (CAL/CLE); 23 (PHI)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1985
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
STL, CAL/CLE, PHI||350||
AWARDS AND HONORS
1972-73: Played five regular-season games for Montreal team that went
on to win Stanley Cup.
Miscellaneous: Scored goal on first shot for
St. Louis on March 9, 1974, just hours after being traded to team. ...
Relocated with California franchise to Cleveland during summer of 1976. ...
Missed part of 1976-77 season with strained knee ligaments. ... Played on
Cleveland team that merged with Minnesota at end of 1977-78 season. His rights
were held by Minnesota until they were traded to Los Angeles. ... Spent nearly
two seasons in Los Angeles organization before being released in November 1979
and signing as free agent with Philadelphia on Jan. 21, 1980.
|Post-Draft Teams: Nova Scotia (AHL);
Springfield (AHL); Tulsa, Dallas (CHL); Binghamton (AHL); Maine (AHL);
Ambri-Piotta, Visp (Switzerland)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
CHL Adams Cup: 1979 (Dallas)
Pick: 1972 (by New York)
Education: Attended York University.
Coaching Career: Worked as coach in Switzerland for several years after
his retirement as a player.
Miscellaneous: Played junior and senior
baseball in Ontario during off-seasons of his playing days.
Full name is David Calvin Gardner. ... Son of former NHL player
Cal Gardner. ... Older brother of former NHL player Paul Gardner. ... Father
of former major junior and Swiss league player Ryan Gardner.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Montreal traded Gardner to St. Louis
in exchange for St. Louis' 1974 first-round pick (Doug Risebrough) on March 9,
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