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Joel Ward

35-Year-Old Right Wing – San Jose Sharks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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21

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22

PP Pts

12

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-15

PIM

28

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

One of five 20-goal scorers on the Sharks in 2015-16, Ward enjoyed a fine first season in San Jose with 21 tallies Ė including a shorty, five power-play markers and three game-winners Ė in addition to 22 assists, 28 PIM and 138 shots on goal. The 35-year-oldís minus-15 ratin...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 226   DOB: 12/2/1980   BORN: North York, Ontario   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, $9.825 million contract with the Sharks in July 2015.

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Joel Ward NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 25 11 0 1 1 0 0 12 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 27 79 17 18 35 1 29 133 12.8 2 2 16:00 3 1 4 1:10 66 71
2009-10 28 71 13 21 34 -5 18 134 9.7 1 1 17:33 3 1 4 1:06 42 62
2010-11 29 NHL NSH 80 10 19 29 -1 42 157 6.4 4 0 17:04 5 0 5 1:57 67 57
2011-12 30 NHL WAS 73 6 12 18 12 20 79 7.6 0 0 12:26 0 0 0 0:09 75 41
2012-13 31 NHL WAS 39 8 12 20 7 12 52 15.4 1 1 15:08 1 2 3 1:59 37 28
2013-14 32 NHL WAS 82 24 25 49 7 32 133 18.0 4 2 16:04 6 4 10 1:45 54 67
2014-15 33 NHL WAS 82 19 15 34 -4 30 138 13.8 4 0 16:52 6 5 11 1:45 53 38
2015-16 34 NHL SJ 79 21 22 43 -15 28 138 15.2 3 1 16:58 5 7 12 2:32 68 53
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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

16:58

Average Time On Ice

On average, Joel Ward was on the ice for 16:58.

2:32

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Joel Ward was on the ice for 2:32 during power plays.

1:35

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Joel Ward was on the ice for 1:35 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 16:04 1:45 1:49
2014-15 16:52 1:45 1:50
2015-16 16:58 2:32 1:35

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Joel Ward
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jun 12 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 15:42 0:49
Jun 9 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 15:53 1:37
Jun 6 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 15:41 1:23
Jun 4 PIT 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 18:31 1:28
Jun 1 @PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 16:10 0:02
May 30 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:06 1:58
May 25 STL 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 100.0 0 2 16:09 1:53
May 23 @STL 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 100.0 2 0 11:39 0:57
May 21 STL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:28 3:07
May 19 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 15:03 0:15
May 17 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:07 2:28
May 15 @STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 17:03 1:30
May 12 NAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 14:41 0:00
May 9 @NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 15:25 0:00
May 7 NAS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:20 0:58
May 5 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 29:48 3:34
May 3 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:25 2:13
May 1 NAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:16 0:48
Apr 29 NAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 5 0 15:18 1:02
Apr 24 LOS Did Not Play
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Apr 22 @LOS 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:26 0:00
Apr 20 LOS 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:28 1:53
Apr 18 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 16:12 2:31
Apr 16 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:25 2:12
Apr 14 @LOS 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:35 1:31
Apr 9 ARI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:45 3:42
Apr 7 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:30 1:02
Apr 5 @MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:23 1:44
Apr 2 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:01 3:19
Mar 31 VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 17:21 1:23
Mar 29 @VAN Did Not Play
Mar 28 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:02 0:15
Mar 26 DAL 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 1 2 50.0 0 0 15:55 3:23
Mar 24 EDM 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:12 1:16
Mar 22 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:16 4:06
Mar 20 ARI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 2 15:38 2:47
Mar 19 NYR 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 40.0 1 1 15:04 2:21
Mar 17 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:45 1:58
Mar 15 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:01 2:17
Mar 12 WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 14:37 0:25
Mar 10 NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 14:40 1:10
Mar 8 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:06 0:00
Mar 7 @CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:18 0:00
Mar 5 VAN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:46 2:30
Mar 3 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 16:57 2:27
Feb 29 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:24 1:35
Feb 28 @VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:01 2:53
Feb 26 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:27 0:00
Feb 24 @COL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 16:56 1:15
Feb 22 @STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 16:03 3:53
Feb 19 @CAR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:38 0:00
Feb 18 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 17:58 2:00
Feb 16 @TAM 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 16:58 2:41
Feb 13 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:59 2:05
Feb 11 CGY 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:32 1:50
Feb 9 @CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:48 0:00
Feb 6 @NAS 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 18:14 2:53
Feb 4 @STL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 15:40 1:24
Feb 2 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:58 3:19
Jan 26 COL 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 14:23 1:32
Jan 24 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:04 2:41
Jan 23 MIN 1 1 2 -1 2 0 1 0 4 25.0 0 1 16:20 1:45
Jan 21 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 15:01 1:23
Jan 18 OTT 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 19:26 1:31
Jan 16 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:33 1:05
Jan 14 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:54 2:24
Jan 12 @WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 15:03 4:24
Jan 11 @CGY 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 20:27 0:00
Jan 9 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:37 2:37
Jan 7 DET 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:23 1:34
Jan 2 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 14:39 1:57
Dec 30 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:36 1:17
Dec 28 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:25 3:18
Dec 22 @LOS Did Not Play
Dec 20 @CHI Did Not Play
Dec 18 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 19:55 3:24
Dec 17 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:28 0:36
Dec 15 @MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:12 0:00
Dec 12 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 16:59 1:42
Dec 9 @EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:09 2:17
Dec 8 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:35 0:53
Dec 5 TAM 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 21:31 7:24
Dec 4 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:18 5:16
Dec 1 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:32 3:24
Nov 28 CGY 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 16:55 1:43
Nov 25 CHI 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:27 6:27
Nov 22 @CLM 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 18:38 2:40
Nov 21 @PIT 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:50 2:22
Nov 19 @PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:03 1:49
Nov 17 @BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:27 0:51
Nov 14 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:29 2:01
Nov 13 @DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:04 0:27
Nov 10 NYI 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 3 18:02 1:10
Nov 7 ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:53 2:17
Nov 5 FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:45 1:34
Nov 3 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:51 5:41
Nov 1 @COL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:33 1:25
Oct 31 @DAL 1 1 2 -1 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 2 0 19:38 5:18
Oct 28 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:39 2:02
Oct 24 CAR 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 4 75.0 0 0 19:04 1:11
Oct 22 LOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 15:42 2:03
Oct 19 @NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:28 1:34
Oct 17 @NYI 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 15:22 0:43
Oct 16 @NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:52 0:46
Oct 13 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:38 3:29
Oct 10 ANA 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 15:40 0:00
Oct 7 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:29 3:52

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

Ward scored on both of his shots in Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Blues.

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Ward scored his third and fourth goals of the postseason in Monday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 5.

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Ward scored the game-winning goal and had an assist in Game 1 against the Predators on Friday.

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Ward (undisclosed) will rejoin the Sharks' lineup Thursday against Vancouver, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Ward will not play in Tuesday's game against the Canucks, Sportsnet's Dan Murphy reports.

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Ward put home a shorthanded goal in a 4-2 loss to the Stars on Saturday.

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Ward potted the game-winning goal Sunday against the Coyotes.

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Ward scored two goals, including one on the power play, in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

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Ward had an assist and a shot in Tuesday's win over Boston.

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Ward had a goal and a pair of shots in a shootout loss to Colorado on Wednesday.

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Ward netted a goal and an assist, went plus-2 and added two PIM in a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Tuesday.

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Ward dished out an assist in Monday's loss to the Senators.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Ward came to the Sharks as a free agent in July after wrapping up four seasons in Washington, where he's been an invaluable penalty killer, complementary scorer and glue guy. The Caps may find they miss him while he's grinding away on San Jose's third line. That's not an assignment that's expected to come with a ton of points, as Ward isn't likely to again enjoy the 16-plus minutes of ice time he averaged last season. His numbers fell back last year following an outlier 49-point campaign the season before, and they could fall further this season. The Sharks probably mostly want him for his playoff proficiency -- when the bright lights of the postseason have come on in recent years, Ward's gone off. But of course, they have to get to the playoffs first.

2014-15

Alongside linemate Jason Chimera, Wardís 2013-2014 was a pleasant surprise for a Capitals team that missed the mark in general. Night in and night out, Ward was one of the most reliable players in a Caps uniform, posting career-highs of 24 goals and 49 points while playing just over 16 minutes per game. Reunited with former coach Barry Trotz, Ward will likely be given every opportunity to repeat last seasonís performance, and entering the final year of his contract, heíll have every incentive to do just that. However, the late-career breakout is always something that should raise red flags for fantasy players, so itís probably unwise to expect a repeat performance from Ward. Still, even with some likely regression, Ward will be a valuable contributor for the Caps, and certainly worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues.

2013-14

Ward kept up his reputation as a valuable checking forward last season, playing in 39 of 48 games, but notching just 20 points with eight goals and 12 assists. The Caps have him signed for two more years but fantasy owners should not expect much return on any investment made in Ward.

2012-13

Ward cashed in on a strong 2011 postseason with Nashville to sign a free-agent contract with the Caps last summer. However, his first year in the District was a little underwhelming, as Ward registered just 18 points in 73 games with his crowning moment being the series-clinching overtime winner in Washington's upset of Boston in the first round last spring. Ward is a checking forward that will not be relied upon to score too often.

2011-12

Ward got a lot of notice this offseason as he showed up big in the playoffs. He is another net front presence, who is quick on his skates. It's hard to imagine, however, where he will fit in with all the talent this team has on offense. Ward never has put up over 35 points in a season, but he has the potential to put up 50 points on a high-powered offense like this if he's used in the right role. He could be a sleeper pick come draft day.

2010-11

Ward bounced between the second and third lines for most of last season, scoring 13 goals and 21 assists in the process. Although his versatility allows him to play a scoring role if needed, Ward is really more of a third-line, penalty-kill guy, and considering the other wingers currently ahead of him on the Preds' depth chart - Martin Erat, Patric Hornqvist, Steve Sullivan, and the recently-acquired Sergei Kostitsyn - Ward will be hard-pressed to squeeze himself into a top-four rotation next season. We believe his fantasy value is currently limited to deeper leagues only.

2009-10

Ward came out of nowhere last season to score 17 goals and 35 points. If one is to be pragmatic, you are likely going to want to wait and see where this came from, since Ward is 28 years old and had never had success at the NHL level before. There is no telling what Ward will do this season, and it is probably best to leave him be, at least at first. If he starts to show that 20082-2009 wasn't a fluke, then you can take a shot with him.

2008-09

Ward signed a free agent deal with the Preds during the summer. He comes from the Minnesota Wild organization and has spent the last three seasons playing for Houston in the AHL. Ward posted career highs with 21 goals and 20 assists in 79 games with the Aeros last season. He will make a good addition to the lineup of the Milwaukee Admirals.

2007-08

Ward played in 11 games for Minnesota last season, registering just one point, He nabbed 23 points for Houston (AHL). Ward is 27 and is still seeing some minor-league time, and hasn't done anything to lead us to believe he'll be more than a third- or fourth-liner.