Herb Gardiner

Martin Herbert " Herb" Gardiner ( born May 8, 1891 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, † January 11, 1972 ) was a Canadian ice hockey player (defender) and coach, from 1926 to 1929 for the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey League played.


His career as a professional he began in 1921 at the Calgary Tigers in the Western Canada Hockey League. Together with Red Dutton he stood in defense than the Tigers in 1924 in the final series for the Stanley Cup documents against the Montreal Canadiens.

After the Hockey was in crisis in the West, succeeded in Montréal Canadiens to move him to season 1926/27, to a change in eastern Canada. Even in the NHL, he was able to convince with strong performances and was named most valuable player in the NHL with the Hart Memorial Trophy. For the Canadiens, he defended on the side of Sylvio Mantha.

For the 1928/29 season on loan him the Canadiens to the Chicago Blackhawks from where he was active as a player-coach. For the playoffs, however, they brought him back to Montreal. After the end of the season he moved to the Boston Bruins, who submitted it to the Philadelphia Arrows in the Canadian - American Hockey League. There he played only occasionally and worked as a coach and manager. In 1936 he moved to the Philadelphia Ramblers in the American Hockey League. He led the team twice in the finals to the Calder Cup. His last coaching position was the Philadelphia Falcons in the Eastern Hockey League.

In 1958 he was honored with induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

NHL stats

Sporting successes

  • Western Canada Hockey League Champion: 1924

Personal Awards

  • Hart Memorial Trophy: 1927