Herb Gardiner
Herb Gardiner did not enter the National Hockey League until he was 35 years old. It was not because he wasn’t good enough, as he certainly was, but in the early 20’s, Hockey had multiple talented leagues and he chose to ply his trade for the Western Canadian Hockey League and was the defensive star for the Calgary Tigers and won the league title there in 1924. When the league collapsed, Gardiner joined the Montreal Canadians and despite his advanced age, was alleged to have played every minute for the Habs in that 44 game season and won the Hart Trophy. Although his play declined after, Gardiner remained in the NHL for a few more years and rightfully took his place in the Hall of Fame for his stellar defensive work in hockey.


Should Herb Gardiner be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 66.7%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 33.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Elected In: Wednesday, 01 January 1958
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens
  • Non-NHL Teams: Calgary Tigers
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Hart Trophy (1) (1927)

Should Herb Gardiner be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 66.7%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 33.3%

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