Max Gardiner
Max Gardiner


Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 187



Gophers Win Fourth-Straight Conference Crown

Minnesota's second-straight Big Ten title stands as the 16th overall in Gopher Hockey's 94-year history.

2010-11 • Freshman Season
Made maroon and gold debut against Massachusetts (10/9) • was +1 against St. Cloud State (10/22) • recorded first point as a Gopher with an assist on Taylor Matson's goal at 4:18 of the first period against Wisconsin (11/5) • brother and Wisconsin defenseman, Jake, was also on the ice for Max's first point • recorded first career goal at the 2:02 mark of the first period at Michigan Tech (11/19) • racked up 15 penalty minutes against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (12/12) • missed the North Dakota series (Jan. 14-15) with an injury.

High School
Earned three varsity letters at Minnetonka and was a two-year captain • head coach was Brian Urick • missed eight games with a broken wrist in 2009-10 and finished the season totaling 54 points (22g-32a) in 23 games • helped lead his team to the Section 6AA title and to the Minnesota Class AA state championship game • earned All-Classic Lake Conference honors in his junior and senior seasons • was a first-team all-state honoree and finalist for Minnesota's Mr. Hockey Award in 2009-10 • high school teammate of fellow Gopher freshman Justin Holl • played two years in the Minnesota High School Elite League • skated at USA Hockey National Select 15, 16, and 17 Festivals • drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the third round with the 74th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Major is undecided • hobbies include golfing, going on the lake, watching sports, and playing pick-up baseball and basketball • honor roll student and member of the Minnetonka Honor Society in high school • most memorable sports thrill was winning the Section 6AA championship over Eden Prairie to advance to the Minnesota State Tournament • brother, Jake, was first round selection of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and is an assistant captain for Wisconsin this season • uncle, John Birrenkott, played hockey for Bemidji State • son of John and Jill Gardiner • born May 7, 1992.


Rinkside: Brodzinski Thrives in New Role


The Minnesota junior leads all Big Ten defensemen with eight points this season.

Minnesota Hosts Huskies This Weekend


Minnesota opens the series on Friday, Nov. 27 and concludes the two-game meeting on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Goligoski Skates in 500th NHL Game


The Grand Rapids, Minn., native is the 21st University of Minnesota alum to reach 500 games in the NHL.

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