Ryan Gardner

 


Gardner, Ryan Gards

Position : RW

18-04-1978 Akron, ON, CAN

Youth team / club formateur : EHC Visp

 
Born in Akron, ON, but grew up in Toronto, ON and Switzerland.
Great bloodline as father Dave played in the NHL, and so did his grandfather Cal, as well as his uncle Paul. Seemed as a sure bet NHL’er given his great size.
Played well as a junior but hit a growth spurt as he arrived in the Ontario Hockey League.
Unfortunately his skating could not catch up to his height and his game began to suffer.
Grew up in Switzerland during the 1980s when his father played there.
During the off seasons the family lived in Toronto. In 1999 he moved back to Switzerland.
Ryan Gardner stayed in Switzerland and eventually gained Swiss citizenship in 2009.
PH

 
Il est né à Akron, Ontario mais il a grandi et en Suisse dans les années 1980 quand son père Dave y jouait. La famille vivait à Toronto pendant l’intersaison.
Lignée prestigieuse : son père Dave a joué dans la NHL comme son grand-père Cal, ainsi que son oncle Paul. Vu comme un choix sûr de NHL vu sa grande taille.
Jouait bien en junior mais a fait face à une poussée de croissance quand il est arrivé dans la OHL.
Malheureusement, son patinage n’a pas suivi sa taille et son jeu a souffert.
En 1999 il retourne en Suisse. Il y reste et obtient la nationalité suisse en 2009.
PH / AP

 


2009 WC  SUI   5   1   0   1   0'  ZSC Lions
2011 WC  SUI   6   3   2   5   2'  SC Bern
2013 WC  SUI  10   2   3   5   0'  SC Bern
2014 OG  SUI   3   0   0   0   0'  SC Bern

Elite         24   6   5  11   2'

 

 

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