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Bill Gardner (ice hockey)

William Scott Gardner (born March 19, 1960) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward.

Bill Gardner
Born (1960-03-19) March 19, 1960 (age 59)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Hartford Whalers
NHL Draft 49th overall, 1979
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1980–1993

Gardner was born in Toronto Ontario. He started his National Hockey League career with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1981. He would spend his entire career with the Blackhawks except for 26 games he played for the Hartford Whalers. During his career, he scored 73 goals, 115 assists, 188 points in 380 games.

Gardner's career as a broadcaster began in 1989 as a studio analyst on SportsChannel Chicago's Blackhawks broadcasts. In 1996, he replaced Daryl Reaugh on Hartford Whalers television broadcasts when Reaugh left to become radio analyst for the Dallas Stars when it looked as if the Whalers might leave Hartford [1]. He followed the Whalers to North Carolina when the team relocated the next season, but left after one season return to the Chicago Blackhawks as the team's color analyst on television and radio. [2] Gardner served as color commentator for the Blackhawks alongside Pat Foley until 2002. He now does color for television broadcasts for the Chicago Wolves.

He lives in Elmhurst, Illinois.

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