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Charlie Gardiner
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1945
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Born (1904-12-31)December 31, 1904
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died June 13, 1934(1934-06-13) (aged 29)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1927–1934

Charles Robert Gardiner (December 31, 1904June 13, 1934) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey League.

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

  • Charlie Gardiner's biography at Legends of Hockey
  • Charlie Gardiner's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Helge Bostrom
Chicago Black Hawks captain
Succeeded by
Johnny Gottselig
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