PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Ice Pilots announced that they have acquired forward Pete Gardiner from the Victoria Salmon Kings in exchange for right wing Dallas Anderson and defenseman Pat Sutton.
Gardiner has two goals and 19 penalty minutes in 13 games with the Salmon Kings.
Selected in the fifth round (120th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1997 NLH Entry Draft, the 6-foot-5 and 220-pound Gardiner played in Germany in 2004-05 registering 61 points (28g-33a) and 149 penalty minutes in 47 games with the Leipzig Ice Lions.
In 2003-04, the 28-year-old Gardiner had 21 points (6g-15a) in 17 games with Greensboro in the ECHL and five points (3g-2a) in 18 games with Rochester in the American Hockey League.
Gardiner has played four seasons in the ECHL with Jackson, Greensboro and Roanoke and has 148 points (64g-84a) and 287 penalty minutes in 213 regular season games and five points (2g-3a) and 16 penalty minutes in 12 Kelly Cup Playoff games.