The Toronto Maple Leafs are cleaning out their lockers today before general manager Kyle Dubas holds his end of year press conference.
As expected, there's lots of interesting quotes coming from the locker room today and Jake Gardiner might have just dropped a big one.
When speaking about his future, Gardiner said he's going to miss his teammates, an indication the team has no intention of re-signing him?
Gardiner said the Leafs' have a huge future and are a completely different team compared to the one he played for at the start of his career.
The Leafs defenseman added that he's undecided about back surgery this offseason.
Gardiner: "This team has a real bright future." Says if this is the end he'll be proud of fact team is where it's at compared to when he, Kadri and Rielly arrived.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) April 25, 2019
Jake Gardiner getting really emotional here. Says he'll miss his teammates the most about Toronto.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) April 25, 2019