Hockey defenceman who began his NHL profession using the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2011. He was called towards the NHL All-Rookie Group that period. He attended College or university of Wisconsin-Madison and was originally drafted with the Anaheim Ducks in 2008. He earned a yellow metal medal representing america at the Globe Junior Glaciers Hockey Championships this year 2010. His parents are John and Jill Gardiner. He continues to be teammates with Dion Phaneuf in Toronto.