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Joel Ward

34-Year-Old Right Wing – San Jose Sharks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 ass...

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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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Ward signed a three-year, $9.825 million contract with the Sharks on Friday, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.

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Joel Ward NHL Stats
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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
2014-15 Proj 33 NHL SJ 80 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Joel Ward

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Time On Ice Stats

16:52

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Joel Ward was on the ice for 16:52.

1:45

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Joel Ward was on the ice for 1:45 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 15:08 1:59
2013-14 16:04 1:45
2014-15 16:52 1:45

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Joel Ward 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 11 at LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:32 0:00
Apr 9 at EDM Did Not Play
Apr 6 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 4 at ARI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 18:10 0:51
Apr 3 ARI Did Not Play
Apr 1 COL Did Not Play
Mar 29 at PIT 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:57 1:53
Mar 28 at PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 13:46 1:35
Mar 26 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:01 1:02
Mar 23 at OTT Did Not Play
Mar 21 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 14:09 1:17
Mar 19 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:36 1:53
Mar 17 at WPG Did Not Play
Mar 14 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 12 NSH Did Not Play
Mar 9 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 7 VAN 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 16:55 1:14
Mar 3 at VAN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:02 0:35
Mar 2 MON Did Not Play
Feb 28 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 26 DET Did Not Play
Feb 21 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:04 0:41
Feb 19 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:22 4:47
Feb 17 at NSH 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 33.3 0 0 17:19 3:10
Feb 15 TB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:12 2:33
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Feb 13 at ARI Did Not Play
Feb 11 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 17:59 0:54
Feb 9 CGY Did Not Play
Feb 7 CAR Did Not Play
Feb 5 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:14 0:00
Feb 4 at CGY Did Not Play
Feb 2 EDM Did Not Play
Jan 31 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 17:40 4:05
Jan 29 ANH Did Not Play
Jan 21 LA Did Not Play
Jan 19 NJ Did Not Play
Jan 17 CGY 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 0.0 1 1 18:13 1:25
Jan 15 TOR Did Not Play
Jan 13 at ARI Did Not Play
Jan 10 NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 15:33 1:02
Jan 8 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:08 1:16
Jan 6 at MIN Did Not Play
Jan 5 at WPG Did Not Play
Jan 3 STL Did Not Play
Dec 31 at ANH Did Not Play
Dec 30 VAN Did Not Play
Dec 27 at LA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 17:14 3:12
Dec 22 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:35 2:24
Dec 20 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:53 2:30
Dec 18 EDM 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 16:32 3:01
Dec 13 NSH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 19:24 3:04
Dec 11 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:54 2:50
Dec 9 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:04 0:34
Dec 7 at EDM Did Not Play
Dec 6 at CGY 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:29 1:23
Dec 4 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:21 1:13
Dec 2 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:09 0:24
Nov 29 ANH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:16 1:49
Nov 26 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:42 0:00
Nov 22 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:30 0:00
Nov 20 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:34 0:56
Nov 18 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:17 0:59
Nov 16 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 15 at CLS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 13:22 0:00
Nov 13 at TB Did Not Play
Nov 11 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:07 2:33
Nov 9 at CHI Did Not Play
Nov 8 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 20:39 2:07
Nov 6 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 1 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:19 0:34
Oct 30 at MIN Did Not Play
Oct 28 at COL Did Not Play
Oct 26 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:22 0:07
Oct 25 BUF 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 50.0 0 2 16:20 0:48
Oct 23 CLS Did Not Play
Oct 21 at BOS Did Not Play
Oct 19 at NYR Did Not Play
Oct 18 at NJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:32 0:45
Oct 16 at NYI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 18:41 4:34
Oct 14 at WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 16:33 1:43
Oct 11 WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 18:09 1:44
Oct 8 at LA Did Not Play

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

Ward scored a goal and assisted on the Caps' other two Game 6 tallies Sunday, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers.

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Ward's postseason production continued Saturday when he picked up an assist in the a 3-2 loss to the Rangers. He now has six points in his last seven games.

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Ward fired the puck past Henrik Lundqvist with 1.3 seconds remaining Thursday in Game 1 to deliver a 2-1 victory over the Rangers.

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Ward scored his first goal of the playoffs during Monday's Game 7 win over the Islanders.

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Ward recorded his third straight game with an assist during Washington's 5-1 rout of the Islanders in Thursday's Game 5.

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Ward collected an overtime assist in Tuesday's Game 4 win against the Islanders.

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Ward scored two goals -- one on the power play -- Thursday against Montreal, giving him a three-game point streak.

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Ward potted a goal during a 4-2 win over Carolina on Tuesday.

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Ward netted a power-play goal in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Sabres.

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Ward notched a power-play goal -- the game-winner -- and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.

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Ward assisted on Eric Fehr's third-period goal in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Kings.

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Ward gave the Capitals a 3-0 lead in Saturday's win over the Red Wings with his 11th goal of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.