Charlie Gardiner facts for kids
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1945|
December 31, 1904|
|Died||June 13, 1934
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Black Hawks|
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Gardiner moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba with his family at age seven. He played junior hockey with the Winnipeg Tigers from 1921 to 1924, and then joined the Selkirk Fishermen senior team for the 1924–25 season. The next year, Gardiner joined the Winnipeg Maroons of the Central Hockey League, which the following season became the American Hockey Association.
He joined the Chicago Black Hawks in 1927 and played there for seven years. Gardiner won the Vezina Trophy in 1932 and 1934. He was a First Team All-Star in 1931, 1932, and 1934. In 1933–34, as captain, he led the Black Hawks to their first Stanley Cup. He died three weeks later in Winnipeg at age 29.
Gardiner was an original member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945. In 1998, he was ranked number 76 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
Achievements and awards
- NHL First All-Star Team Goalie (1931, 1932, & 1934)
- NHL Second All-Star Team Goalie (1933)
- Vezina Trophy Winner (1932 & 1934)
- Stanley Cup Championship (1934)
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945
- “Honoured Member” of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
- “Honoured Member” of Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- Selected to Manitoba's All-Century Second All-Star Team
- In 1998, he was ranked number 76 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players
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