Captials to retire Gartner's No. 11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Washington Capitals said they will retire uniform No. 11 in honor of NHL hall of fame forward Mike Gartner.

Lange NLH player of the month

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals center Robert Lang, who led all NHL scorers with 22 points, on Tuesday was named the NHL Offensive Player of the Month.

NHL: Washington 4, Detroit 1

DETROIT, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Robert Lang continued his hot streak with a goal and two assists Monday as the Washington Capitals posted a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Washington 5, Pittsburgh 3

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Peter Bondra tallied a pair of goals Saturday night to become the all-time leading scorer for the Washington Capitals, who posted a 5-3 victory over the Pittsbu

Hull signs contract extension

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings right wing Brett Hull, who last month became the sixth 700-goal scorer in NHL history, Thursday signed a one-year, $5 million contract extensi

Detroit 5, Colorado 3

DETROIT, March 15 (UPI) -- Sergei Fedorov snapped a second-period tie with his 28th goal and Brett Hull added his 30th Saturday as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 5

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

Detroit 5, San Jose 4

DETROIT, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brett Hull became the sixth player in NHL history to score 700 goals Monday night while helping the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Brett Hull joins 700 Club

DETROIT, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Detroit's Brett Hull, the NHL's premier goal-scorer in the 1990s, has reached the elite 700 club.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Colorado 1, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Patrick Roy stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the season -- all in the last two weeks -- and Alex Tanguay scored the lone goal Thursday night as the Col

NHL All-Star: West 6, East 5 (Shootout)

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Markus Naslund, Bill Guerin and Paul Kariya scored in the first shootout in All-Star history after Dany Heatley tied a record with four goals Sunday as the West

Washington 5, Atlanta 2

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Peter Bondra and Jaromir Jagr each scored twice Saturday night as the Washington Capitals defeated the Atlanta Thrashers, 5-2, to reach the breakeven point for

Washington 6, Carolina 2

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Peter Bondra recorded his 398th and 399th career goals Friday night, leading the Washington Capitals to a 6-2 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes in the opener

Buffalo 5, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Vyacheslav Kozlov and Jay McKee snapped extended goal droughts Wednesday night as the Buffalo Sabres rebounded from a disappointing tie to defeat the Washington
Page 1 of 2
Mike Gartner
A banner honoring former Washington Capitals NHL Hall of Fame member Mike Gartner is raised prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 28, 2008 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/ Mark Goldman)

Michael Alfred Gartner (born October 29, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired Canadian 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.

Gartner was drafted in the 1st round, 4th overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. He started his professional career playing in the WHA as an underager with the Cincinnati Stingers in 1978–79. He played on a line with Mark Messier and had a successful campaign, finishing second to Wayne Gretzky for Rookie-of-the-Year honors. As a result, with the WHA folding at the end of the season, he played the next season with the Capitals, and would play for them for the better part of ten seasons. He recorded an assist in his NHL debut on October 11, 1979, versus the Buffalo Sabres, and he wore number eleven for the Caps.

Gartner had a solid season in 1979–80, winning the Capitals' Rookie of the Year and MVP awards, as well as being voted by their fans as the team's Most Promising Player. He also led the team with 36 goals. Gartner was traded to the Minnesota North Stars on March 7, 1989, with Larry Murphy for Dino Ciccarelli and Bob Rouse. He left the Capitals as the team's all-time leader in career goals, assists and points, and currently stands second in those three categories.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mike Gartner."
Most Popular
Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake reportedly expecting first child together Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake reportedly expecting first child together
Alleged thief sprayed milk from her breast Alleged thief sprayed milk from her breast
Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family
Officer finds $120,000, returns it to owner Officer finds $120,000, returns it to owner
Piece of Amelia Earhart plane identified from Nikumaroro Piece of Amelia Earhart plane identified from Nikumaroro