NHL Alumni First Round Pick Has Sadly Passed Away at The Age of 70

Published March 20, 2023 at 1:51 PM
The NHL Alumni page has announced the unfortunate news of the passing of Dave Gardner, who was the 8th overall pick of the 1972 NHL Draft. At the age of 70, Dave Gardner passed away, as declared by the Alumni Association.

Dave Gardner had a remarkable NHL career in which he played 350 games, scoring 190 points. Hockey was a major part of the Garnder family as his father and brother, Cal and Paul respectively, also played in the NHL. Although his son played professional hockey in Europe, he could not make the transition to the NHL.

The NHL Alumni Association is deeply saddened to learn that Dave Gardner has passed away at the age of 70.

Dave was drafted to the
@NHL in 1972 to the @CanadiensMTL 8th overall. He played 350 games in the league for numerous teams, scoring 190 points.

Hockey has run through

During his career, Gardner played for several teams, including the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, California Seals, Cleveland Barrons, and Philadelphia Flyers. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

Source: Bladeofsteel.com
March 20   |   77 answers
NHL Alumni First Round Pick Has Sadly Passed Away at The Age of 70

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