AS A REDSHIRT-SENIOR IN 2014-15
Saw time in 33 games, scoring five goals and dishing two assists for seven points with a minus-two rating … Tallied three power-play goals, which was fourth on the team … Scored first goal of the season in a 4-3 loss at Alaska (Oct. 18) … Notched a power play goal, the second of the season, in a 3-2 win at Michigan (Nov. 21) … Potted third power play goal of the season in a 4-2 victory at Wisconsin (Dec. 6), clinching Penn State’s first road sweep in the Big Ten … Scored in back-to-back games to finish collegiate career at Minnesota (March 14) and against Ohio State (March 19) in the Big Ten Tournament … Ended the season with a plus-four rating over the final 13 games … Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team and Penn State’s Top Student-Athlete.
AS A REDSHIRT-JUNIOR IN 2013-14 Skated in 22 games ... Named team's Top Student-Athlete ... Missed the last eight games of the season due to injury ... Garnered an assist on Mike Williamson's game-winning goal against Robert Morris Nov. 1 ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE IN 2012-13 One of four Nittany Lions to appear in all 27 games ... Led team with 19 assists ... Ranked third on team in points (22) ... Recorded a career-high three assists in three games ... Assisted on four game-winning goals ... Team held a 10-4-0 record when registering a point ... Notched an assist against American International Oct. 13 ... Notched the first multi-point game of his career with a power-play, game-winning goal and an assist against RIT Oct. 20 ... Scored a goal against Sacred Heart Oct. 27 ... Registered an assist on Tommy Olczyk's first NCAA goal against Buffalo State Nov. 3 ... Collected three assists against Air Force Nov. 10 ... Recorded an assist against Union Nov. 25 ... Accumulated a three-game point-scoring streak Dec. 29-Jan. 5 (5a) ... Started streak with a three-assist performance against Ohio State Dec. 29 ... Recorded a four-game point-scoring streak Jan. 25-Feb. 9 (1g, 5a) ... Recorded three assists, including a helper on Taylor Holstrom's game-winning goal, against Michigan State Jan. 26 ... Ended the season with two assists, including an assist on the game-winner, against No. 16 Wisconsin Feb. 25.
AS A FRESHMAN AT MINNESOTA IN 2010-11 Appeared in 17 games with the University of Minnesota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association during the 2010-11 season ... Recorded one goal and two assists.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Member of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12 ... Appeared in 50 regular-season games and collected 26 points (12g, 14a) ... Added four points (1g, 3a) in five playoff games ... Skated with Minnetonka High School for three seasons (2007-10) ... As a senior, served as team captain and led his team to the state championship game ... Earned first-team all-state honors and was a finalist for Minnesota's Mr. Hockey Award.
PERSONAL Selected in the third round (74th overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... Son of John and Jill Gardiner ... Has one brother, Jake, and a sister, Paige ... Jake was chosen 17th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, played collegiately at Wisconsin and is a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs ... Uncle, John Birrenkott, played for Bemidji State ... Born May 7, 1992.