Jake Gardiner

#51D,
G
9
A
34
Pts
43
+/-
24
PPP
13
SOG
127
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200
Born:
Birth Place: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Draft: 2008 1st round (17th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Patrick Marleau signing is a win for all parties involved
    Pension Plan Puppets

    Patrick Marleau signing is a win for all parties involved

    Every year in July, there are NHL teams that hand out huge contracts they later regret. This year, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed lifelong San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau to a three-year, $20 million deal (including a full no-movement clause), which drew mixed reactions. Is it one of those contracts the Leafs will regret signing? If not, why did the Sharks let him go? And what's in it for Marleau? Let's start with the most obvious one: Marleau himself. Patrick Marleau Set to turn 38 before the season starts, the forward was looking for that last big contract. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Sharks had a two-year deal in place for Marleau, but it wasn't enough. Perhaps the Leafs