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Cam Ward

30-Year-Old Goalie – Carolina Hurricanes

2014-15 NHL Stats

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6

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8

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1

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2.61

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.907

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Ward started just 28 games for the Hurricanes in 2013-14, recording a 10-12-6 record, 3.06 GAA and .898 save percentage. For the second consecutive season, Ward missed large chunks of time to an assortment of injuries, and was actually supplanted by Anton Khudobin, who wound...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 185   DOB: 2/29/1984   BORN: Sherwood Park, Alberta   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #25 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year deal with Carolina in May of 2007. Signed a six-year contract extension with Carolina in late September, 2009, worth $37.8 million.

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Ward stopped 20 of 22 shots en route to a 4-2 upset win over the Penguins on Friday.

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Cam Ward NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 21 28 14 8 2 0 3.68 91 773 682 .882
2006-07 22 61 30 21 6 2 2.93 167 1625 1458 .897
2007-08 23 69 37 25 5 4 2.74 180 1870 1690 .904
2008-09 24 68 39 23 5 6 2.44 160 1901 1741 .916
2009-10 25 47 18 23 5 0 2.69 119 1409 1290 .916
2010-11 26 NHL CAR 74 37 26 10 4 2.56 184 2375 2191 .923
2011-12 27 NHL CAR 68 30 23 13 5 2.74 182 2143 1961 .915
2012-13 28 NHL CAR 17 9 6 1 0 2.84 44 477 433 .908
2013-14 29 NHL CAR 30 10 12 6 0 3.06 84 824 740 .898
2013-14 29 AHL CHA 2 1 1 0 0 2.02 4 63 59 .937
2014-15 30 NHL CAR 15 6 8 1 1 2.61 39 420 381 .907
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  1. Cam Ward
  2. Anton Khudobin
Carolina Hurricanes

Time On Ice Stats

59:52

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Cam Ward was on the ice for 59:52.

5:49

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Cam Ward was on the ice for 5:49 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 54:51 5:20
2014-15 59:52 5:49

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Cam Ward 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Nov. 28 at PIT 1 0 0 2.00 2 22 20 .909
Nov. 26 at FLA 0 1 0 1.03 1 28 27 .964
Nov. 22 at COL 0 1 0 4.14 4 35 31 .886
Nov. 20 at LA 0 1 0 3.10 3 39 36 .923
Nov. 18 at DAL 1 0 0 4.07 4 27 23 .852
Nov. 16 SJ Did Not Play
Nov. 15 at BOS 0 1 0 2.07 2 25 23 .920
Nov. 13 WPG 0 1 0 2.07 2 36 34 .944
Nov. 10 CGY 1 0 0 1.00 1 23 22 .957
Nov. 8 at WAS Did Not Play
Nov. 7 CLS 1 0 0 1.88 2 31 29 .935
Nov. 4 at CLS 1 0 0 2.03 2 19 17 .895
Nov. 2 LA 1 0 0 2.00 2 32 30 .938
Nov. 1 ARI 1 0 0 0.00 0 25 25 1.000
Oct. 28 at VAN 0 1 0 3.05 3 24 21 .875
Oct. 24 at EDM Did Not Play
Oct. 23 at CGY 0 1 0 5.00 5 24 19 .792
Oct. 21 at WPG Did Not Play
Oct. 16 at NYR Did Not Play
Oct. 14 BUF 0 0 1 2.77 3 26 23 .885
Oct. 11 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct. 10 NYI 0 1 0 5.17 5 26 21 .808

Cam Ward: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ward will make the start in goal Friday versus the Penguins.

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Ward stopped 28 of 29 shots Wednesday, but received no offensive support in a shutout loss to Florida.

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Ward will start in net Wednesday against the Panthers, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

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Ward surrendered four goals on 35 shots in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.

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Ward will start in net Saturday against the Avalanche.

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Ward saved 36 of 39 in Thursday's loss to the Kings.

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Ward will start in goal Thursday against the Kings.

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Ward allowed four goals on 27 shots, but got plenty of offensive support in Tuesday's 6-4 win over Dallas.

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Ward will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Stars, Michael Smith of NHL.com reports.

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Ward gave up two goals on 25 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

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Ward will start Saturday against the Bruins.

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Ward stopped 34 of 36 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Jets.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Last season ended somewhat prematurely for Ward, as he wound up missing the last two months of the season with an MCL sprain. That said, he was not exactly at the top of his game at the time of the injury, as both his goals-against-average (2.84) and save percentage (.908) were inferior compared to his previous two seasons. Looking ahead, a presumably healthy Ward should be ready and able to bounce back as the 'Canes' top netminder once again. The only real knock against him is the caliber of team playing in front of him, as the 'Canes continue to be nothing more than an average team offensively, and below average defensively.

2012-13

Finishing off 2011-2012 with a 30-23-13 record with 2.74 goals against average, Ward was, last year, more or less who he has been since taking over the Hurricanes' starting job in 2006. Ward's record last year was indicative of some spotty play by the veteran but also a reflection of the team in front of him, as evidenced by his 13 overtime and shootout losses. However, with Carolina bolstering their offensive attack in the offseason, Ward could benefit statistically from the puck spending less time in his zone in 2012-2013. Ward is all but guaranteed to start 65-plus games and can singlehandedly carry Carolina to wins if he's on a hot streak. The Hurricanes played strong hockey in the season's second half after adjust to new coach Kirk Muller. A full season of the type of hockey they played late last year could see Ward a relative value in most drafts. He's well worth a spot on your roster after the elite netminders have been snagged, just don't expect him to carry you in wins.

2011-12

Ward was a busy man in 2010-11, as he led all NHL goalies with 74 starts and 4,317:35 minutes between the posts. Thanks to the enormous workload and a sparkling save percentage (.923), he was able to deny 2,191 shots, easily setting a new career high in the saves category. And despite the Hurricanes failing to make the playoffs for the second consecutive year, Ward posted a robust record of 37-26-10. Fantasy owners should feel safe using the former Conn Smythe trophy winner as a No. 1 option at the goalie position, even though hes expected to be rested more often in the upcoming season with Brian Boucher now on board.

2010-11

Ward endured a tumultuous season in which he was victimized by the injury bug. He sustained a nasty laceration to his left leg that forced him out of action for just over a month, followed by reoccurring back issues later in the season. However, the cut leg was a freak injury and Ward did not need back surgery, so we'll write off his 2009-10 season (and the dismal 18-23-5 record) as an aberration. Expect the 'Warden' to return to form, provided he can put the injuries behind him. Don't be surprised if he's available at a discount on draft day thanks to the missed time last season.

2009-10

After Paul Maurice replaced Peter Laviolette in a midseason coaching change, Ward was given the green light for more starts between the pipes. The young goalie responded in lofty fashion by dialing in a franchise-best 39 wins, ranking third among NHL netminders in regular-season victories. Other than the wins, Ward is an attractive buy for your fantasy team because he has slashed his goals-against average in each successive year that he's been in the league: In 2005-06 he had a 3.66 GAA; 2.93 in 2006-07; 2.75 in 2007-08, and he completed his most recent season backstopping 68 games to average 2.44 goals against. Bottom line: He's confident and well ahead of his years, but it would be wise to monitor his recent back woes.

2008-09

The good news is that Ward has the No. 1 goalie job in Raleigh. The bad news is that he holds it despite mediocre numbers, and that he's prone to a string of bad outings. The latter factor may give Michael Leighton the opportunity to steal the starter's job away from Ward with a few good performances. Please, please keep in mind that Ward has never yet put together a solid full season as an NHL netminder; we sense that he's still living off the magical run of games that led to the 2006 Stanley Cup. Tread very carefully.

2007-08

Ward came perilously close on several ocasions last year to surrendering the #1 goalie job to John Grahame, but Grahame was unable to capitalize. The team clearly sees Ward as its goalie of the future, and the coaching staff will give him a solid chance to justify that billing. Make no mistake about it -- picking Ward is a risky venture, but it does have a solid upside if he plays well.

2006-07

The starting goaltender's job is his to lose after the gift he gave the team in last year's playoffs. His regular season numbers were nothing special, but he turned it on in May and June. His teammates describe with awe his preternatural calm in the crease. Given the strength of the team he plays for, Ward should be among the top six goalies selected in most fantasy drafts.

2005-06

After solid minor league performances, Ward starts the season as the team's #2 goalie, behind Martin Gerber. If Gerber stumbles or is injured, expect the team to give the kid a shot, especially later in the season if the team is out of the running for the playoffs. Ward has a bright future with Carolina; the question is how distant that future is.