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Toronto signs Wisconsin defenseman Gardiner

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Wisconsin junior defenseman Jake Gardiner to an entry-level contract.

The Leafs acquired Gardiner on Feb. 9 from Anaheim along with Joffrey Lupul and a conditional fourth round draft pick in 2013 in exchange for defenceman Francois Beauchemin.

Gardiner was originally Anaheim’s first round choice (17th overall) in the 2008 NHL draft.

Gardiner played 41 games for the Badgers this season and tallied 40 points on 10 goals and 30 assists. In 2009, he was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.


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  • Get Out The Wave

    Take Schultz too.

  • If only they used KRACH

    Guess he looked at the Pairwise and decided his season was over.

  • SiouxFan69

    Overratd playa. He ain’t worth a dime.

    GO SIOUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • flickertail

      A Sue fan should about overrated players