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07-11-2011, 10:03 PM
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LW - Jimmy Gardner

* Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1962)
* Montreal Canadiens Captain (1913-1915)
* Stanley Cup Winner (1902, 1903, 1908, 1910)

Originally Posted by Third String Goalie
He first skated for the club during a game in the 1900-01 season and then played in all eight games of the 1901-02 season, helping the Montreal Hockey Club to a 6-2 record and a first place finish. Their first place finish earned them the right to challenge the Winnipeg Victorias for the Stanley Cup. The best-of-three series was held in Winnipeg with the Victorias taking Game 1 by a score of 1-0. Montreal came back strong in Game 2, evening the series with a dominant 5-0 win and won their challenge with a narrow 2-1 win in the decisive Game 3. The much larger Winnipeg team hit the players from Montreal again and again in the series, but refused to be run out of the building, earning them the nickname "The Little Men of Iron".

A challenge for the cup arrived from the Winnipeg Victorias in January of 1903, with the first game held in Montreal on January 29th. Montreal easily won the first game by a score of 8-1 with the second game ending in a 2-2 tie after it was suspended after 27 minutes of overtime due to a curfew. Winnipeg evened the series with a 4-2 win before Montreal successfully defended the cup with a 4-1 win to take the series 2 games to 1 with Gardner scoring a goal in the series.

For the 1903-04 season, Gardner moved to the brand new Montreal Wanderers of the Federal Amateur Hockey League, dominating the league with a 6-0 record. Gardner scored 5 goals in the six games. As winners of the league, the Wanderers earned the right to challenge the Ottawa Senators for the Stanley Cup. The first game in Montreal reached the end of regulation tied at 5-5 and the Wanderers refused to play the overtime with the same referee in charge! The trustees of the cup ordered the series restarted with both games scheduled for Ottawa, but Montreal refused and the series never resumed.

He returned to Montreal for the 1907-08 season, this time with the Shamrocks, who finished in last place. Gardner then rejoined the defending Stanley Cup holders, the Montreal Wanderers for the 1908-09 season, in which he scored 11 goals in 12 games.

Prior to the start of the 1909-10 season, the Wanderers would face a challenge for the Stanley Cup from the Edmonton Hockey Club, whom they would defeat 13-10 in a two-game total-goal series 7-3 and 7-6. With the 1909-10 season underway, Gardner contributed 10 goals in 12 games as the Wanderers dominated with an 11-1 record and took possession of the Stanley Cup. They then defended against a challenge from the Berlin Dutchmen of the Ontario Professional Hockey League by a score of 7-3 to earn Gardner his fourth Stanley Cup.

After another season with the Wanderers, Gardner moved out west to play for the New Westminster Royals of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, scoring 11 goals in 28 games over two seasons.

Once more, Gardner would return to Montreal, this time with the Canadiens, for whom he was named team captain. He played the 1913-14 season with 19 points in 15 games and then played two games in 1914-15 to close out his playing career.
Originally Posted by Montreal Canadiens: Our History
Jimmy Gardner honed his hockey skills alongside Hall of Fame legend Dickie Boon, playing together in the streets of Montreal.

Over the course of his career, Gardner won four Stanley Cups, the first two in 1902 and 1903 with the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association team, and again in 1909 and 1910 with the Montreal Wanderers.

Between 1904 and 1907, he played in the original IHL, earning one Second Team All-Star selection in that time.

A talented left-winger, Gardner played two seasons with the Canadiens as a player-coach. He scored 19 points in 17 games from 1913 to 1915, a few years before the team joined the NHL.

Gardner was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962.
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Jimmy Gardner learned his hockey with another great player of that time, future Hockey Hall of Fame member Dickie Boon on the sidewalks and in an area known as Boon's lane. A star left winger, Gardner played on a total of four Stanley Cup-winning teams in Montreal, two with the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association's club dubbed the "Little Men of Iron" in 1902 and 1903, and two with the Montreal Wanderers in 1909 and 1910. His personal accomplishments include being named to the IHL second team All-Star team in 1905.
Originally Posted by Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory
Gardner headed for the front door, but was restrained by Boon and XXXXXX, which was no easy task. Gardner was a feisty individual who had scrapped and badgered his way through seven seasons of senior hockey and had the scars to prove it.
Originally Posted by Ice Hockey A to Z
In 1902 the Montreal AAA, with small but tenacious players like Dickie Boon and Jimmy Gardner, were called "The Little Men of Iron" when they won the Stanley Cup from the Montreal Victorias.

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