Oct 29–Mike Gartner

Posted: October 31, 2011 in Uncategorized
Mike Gartner

Selected by Washington Capitals round 1 #4 overall 1979 NHL Entry Draft.

He started his professional career playing in the WHA as an underager with the Cincinnati Stingers in 1978–79. He played on a line with Mark Messier and had a successful campaign, finishing second to Wayne Gretzky for Rookie-of-the-Year honors.
Gartner was respected on ice and off. A devoted Christian, he spent countless hours at youth hockey camps and prepared himself for life after hockey, serving as a key member of the National Hockey League Players’ Association Negotiating Committee during both labour disputes in the 1990’s and as NHLPA President during the latter part of the decade. Following his retirement on August 26, 1998, he decided to spend his time in the Toronto area, coaching and working with the NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams Foundation, a testament to his abilities as a communicator and educator in both hockey and life.

CAREER NHL STATISTICS
Years Teams GP G A TP PIM
1979-1998 Washington, Minn.,
NYR, Toronto, Phoenix
1,432 708 627 1,335 1,159
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
Years Teams GP G A TP PIM
1983-1998 Washington, Minn.,
NYR, Toronto, Phoenix
122 43 50 93 125

Received these black sharpie signed cards IP. This was during the 1987 Canada Cup in Hamilton. He was on a payphone in the hotel lobby and I got him to sign after he was done his call.

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