Jake Gardiner has had an up and down week

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie defenseman Jake Gardiner has had quite the season after not being expected to make the Maple Leafs roster out of training camp.

Gardiner’s interesting rookie season continues with sitting in a press box last week, to a demotion to the Toronto Marlies on the weekend. Then on Tuesday, Gardiner was called up to the Maple Leafs to play against the Ottawa Senators.

Gardiner has recorded 10 assist (two on the power play) with 34 shots on goal. Gardiner has played discipline hockey in his rookie season with only 16 penalty minutes.

I told you Gardiner will be up sooner rather than later. I just didn’t know it would be this soon.

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