By the end of his career, Gartner scored 708 goals. The Ottowa, Ontario, Canada native was chosen by the Washington Capitols in first round of the 1979 draft. He also played for the Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Phoenix Coyotes.
Gartner retired at age 38 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame with the class of 2001.
Gartner lead teams to the playoffs in 15 times, but was never given the opportunity to hoist the cup.
Gartner’s post hockey life included working for hockey camps for kids. He was also part of the National Hockey League Players’ Association Negotiating Committee during labor disputes in the 90s. Between charity work, protecting the players and coaching children he has displayed dedication to preserving the sport for the next generation.
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