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Mike Gartner

Born:October 29, 1959Draft:1979 Capitals, #4 overall
Hometown:Ottawa, OntarioPosition:Right Wing
Known For:700 Goal ClubShoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Michael Alfred Gartner (born October 29, 1959) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Phoenix Coyotes. He also played one season in the defunct World Hockey Association for the Cincinnati Stingers. In 2017 Gartner was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

Mike Gartner
Mike Gartner, Washington Capitals (THW Archives)

Mike Gartner Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
March 7, 1989Larry Murphyminnesota north starsDino Ciccarelli
Bob Rouse
March 6, 1990minnesota north starsFourth-Round Pick
(Cal McGowan)
Ulf Dahlen
March 21, 1994Fourth-Round Pick
(Alexander Korobolin)
Scott Malone
Glenn Anderson
June 22, 1996Fourth-Round Pick
(Vladimir Antopov)

Deeper Dive


  • First player in NHL history to score 25 goals in his first 15 seasons
  • Played in seven All-Star Games (1981, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1996)
  • Gartner’s jersey (#11) retired by Capitals in 2008
Mike Gartner Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Gartner, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mar. 4, 1995 (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)