Former RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg student-athlete and current Vancouver Canucks NHL Draft Pick Daimon Gardner has committed to Clarkson University for the 2023/24 season.
Gardner spent the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) seasons with RHA Winnipeg. The Eagle Lake, ON forward tallied 27 points in 29 U15 Prep games in 2018/19 while being selected in the eighth round, 162nd overall by the Kelowna Rockets at the 2019 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft.
In 2019/20 Gardner would lead the RHA Winnipeg U16 Prep team in goals (34), assists (25) and points (59). His 34 goals ranked first among all U16 Prep skaters while his 59 points ranked fourth, earning him CSSHL U16 Prep MVP honours.
The Canucks selected Gardner in the fourth round, 112th overall at the 2022 NHL Draft.
Located in Potsdam, NY, Clarkson University is an NCAA Division I program competing in the ECAC Hockey Conference.