Jennifer Gardiner


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-6
  • Hometown Surrey, B.C.
  • Last Team Greater Vancouver Comets

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Twitter: @jenngardiner12
Instagram: @jenngardiner12
TikTok: @jenngardiner12

Career Honors

  • WCHA All-Tournament Team (2020)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2021, 2022)
  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete (2021, 2022)
  • AHCA All-American Scholar (2021)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
  • WCHA Forward of the Week (10/18/21)

2021-22 – Junior

  • Played all 38 games during her junior campaign
  • Named WCHA Forward of the week after a five-point weekend against Bemidji State (Oct. 15-16)
  • Tied the program-record three assists and three points in a period with three helpers in the third period against St. Thomas (Nov. 5)
  • Scored the game winning goal in the Frozen Four semifinal against Yale (March 18) to advance the Buckeyes to their first NCAA Championship game in program history
  • Tallied 39 points on 15 goals and 24 assists for the year
  • Tied for seventh nationally, and fourth in the WCHA, with five game winning goals in the season

2020-21– Sophomore

  • Appeared in all 20 games
  • Recorded a team-high eight goals for the Buckeyes and finished the year with 15 points
  • Scored two goals in the win over Bemidji State (1/2)
  • Her two power-play goals tied for first on the team
  • Recorded four multiple point games, including two points in the WCHA Final Faceoff game against Minnesota Duluth (3/5)

2019-20 – Freshman

  • Appeared in all 38 games her freshman season
  • Finished the year with 15 points (9g-6a) to lead all freshman in points and goals
  • Finished fifth in the WCHA for freshman scoring (.39 PPG)
  • Recorded her first career point with an assist against St. Cloud State (Oct. 5)
  • Scored her first career goal against No. 2 Minnesota on Oct. 26
  • Scored the game-winning shootout goal against Minnesota Duluth on Nov. 16
  • Recorded a season-high three point game (2g-1a) against Minnesota State on Jan. 11
  • Recorded three, multi-point games including a two-goal game against No. 3 Minnesota in the WCHA Final Faceoff
  • Named to the WCHA All-Tournament Team

Prior to Ohio State

  • Attended Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School
  • Played three seasons at left wing for the Greater Vancouver Comets
  • Three-time FMAAA league leading scorer and three-time FMAAA all-star team forward
  • Three-time Provincial Champion
  • IIHF Women’s Worlds U18 gold medalist (January, 2019)


  • Daughter of Diane and Tom Gardiner
  • Has a brother, Brad
  • Favorite team: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Favorite athlete: Meghan Agosta
  • Sport Industry major