Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bert Gardiner
Goaltender Bert Gardiner played his minor hockey in Saskatoon before moving west to Calgary where he led the Jimmys of the CCHL to two consecutive Memorial Cup appearances in 1932 and 1933.

Gardiner returned to Saskatoon for a season before signing a contract with the New York Rangers in October, 1935. He played with the Rangers for one game that year. He remained the NHL property of the Rangers until being traded to the Montreal Canadiens in April, 1940. In 1941-42 he played in 42 games going 13-23-6. He played ten more games with the Habs the following season and then in 1942-43 was loaned to the Chicago Blackhawks. They took good advantage of the loan, using Gardiner for 50 games.

Montreal traded Gardiner to the Boston Bruins in 1943 along with cash for the right to repurchase him if they desired. He played 41 games with the Bruins, retiring at the end of the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1931-32 Saskatoon Mercuries SCJHL 3 1 2 0 0 5.14
1931-32 Calgary Jimmies CCJHL 2 2 0 0 0 1.00
1931-32 Calgary Jimmies M-Cup 5 2 3 0 0 2.20
1932-33 Calgary Jimmies CCJHL 2 2 0 0 0 1.00
1932-33 Calgary Jimmies M-Cup 7 5 2 0 1 2.29
1933-34 Saskatoon Elites N-SSHL 14 6 7 1 0 3.49 4 3 1 0 1 2.00
1934-35 New York Crescents EAHL 21 15 5 1 6 1.67 8 7 1 0 1 1.39
1935-36 New York Rangers NHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
1935-36 Philadelphia Ramblers Can-Am 45 26 16 3 5 2.04 4 3 1 0 1 0.91
1936-37 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 49 28 13 8 4 2.07 6 3 3 0 2 2.50
1937-38 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 48 26 18 4 8 2.20 5 3 2 0 2 1.63
1938-39 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 52 32 16 4 2 2.79 5 3 2 0 0 1.97
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 6 3 3 0 1.66
1939-40 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 54 15 31 8 4 3.04
1939-40 New Haven Eagles IAHL 3 3 0 0 1 1.67
1940-41 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 13 23 6 1 2.75 3 1 2 0 2.24
1941-42 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 1 8 1 0 4.06
1941-42 Washington Lions AHL 34 12 19 3 4 2.86 2 0 2 0 0 3.50
1942-43 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 17 18 15 1 3.58
1943-44 Boston Bruins NHL 41 17 19 5 1 5.17
NHL Totals 144 49 68 27 3 3.79 9 4 5 0 1.85


EAHL First All-Star Team (1935)
George L. Davis Jr. Trophy (EAHL - fewest goals against) (1935)
Can-Am First All-Star Team (1936)
IAHL First All-Star Team (1939)
IAHL Second All-Star Team (1940)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 18, 1935. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with cash for Claude Bourque, April 26, 1940. Loaned to Chicago by Montreal for cash, October 12, 1942. Traded to Boston by Montreal for cash with Montreal holding right of repurchase, October 30, 1943.
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