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Joel Ward

35-Year-Old Right Wing – San Jose Sharks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 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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  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 49 15 16 31 -9 16 92 16.3 2 0 17:39 4 4 8 2:16 46 35
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17:39

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Joel Ward was on the ice for 17:39.

2:16

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Joel Ward was on the ice for 2:16 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 16:04 1:45
2014-15 16:52 1:45
2015-16 17:39 2:16

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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
2016-2Feb 6 @NAS 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 18:14 2:53
2016-2Feb 4 @STL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 15:40 1:24
2016-2Feb 2 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:58 3:19
2016-1Jan 26 COL 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 14:23 1:32
2016-1Jan 24 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:04 2:41
2016-1Jan 23 MIN 1 1 2 -1 2 0 1 0 4 25.0 0 1 16:20 1:45
2016-1Jan 21 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 15:01 1:23
2016-1Jan 18 OTT 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 19:26 1:31
2016-1Jan 16 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:33 1:05
2016-1Jan 14 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:54 2:24
2016-1Jan 12 @WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 15:03 4:24
2016-1Jan 11 @CGY 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 20:27 0:00
2016-1Jan 9 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:37 2:37
2016-1Jan 7 DET 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:23 1:34
2016-1Jan 2 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 14:39 1:57
2015-12Dec 30 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:36 1:17
2015-12Dec 28 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:25 3:18
2015-12Dec 22 @LOS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 20 @CHI Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 18 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 19:55 3:24
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2015-12Dec 17 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:28 0:36
2015-12Dec 15 @MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:12 0:00
2015-12Dec 12 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 16:59 1:42
2015-12Dec 9 @EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:09 2:17
2015-12Dec 8 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:35 0:53
2015-12Dec 5 TAM 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 21:31 7:24
2015-12Dec 4 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:18 5:16
2015-12Dec 1 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:32 3:24
2015-11Nov 28 CGY 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 16:55 1:43
2015-11Nov 25 CHI 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:27 6:27
2015-11Nov 22 @CLM 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 18:38 2:40
2015-11Nov 21 @PIT 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:50 2:22
2015-11Nov 19 @PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:03 1:49
2015-11Nov 17 @BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:27 0:51
2015-11Nov 14 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:29 2:01
2015-11Nov 13 @DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:04 0:27
2015-11Nov 10 NYI 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 3 18:02 1:10
2015-11Nov 7 ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:53 2:17
2015-11Nov 5 FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:45 1:34
2015-11Nov 3 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:51 5:41
2015-11Nov 1 @COL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:33 1:25
2015-10Oct 31 @DAL 1 1 2 -1 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 2 0 19:38 5:18
2015-10Oct 28 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:39 2:02
2015-10Oct 24 CAR 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 4 75.0 0 0 19:04 1:11
2015-10Oct 22 LOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 15:42 2:03
2015-10Oct 19 @NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:28 1:34
2015-10Oct 17 @NYI 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 15:22 0:43
2015-10Oct 16 @NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:52 0:46
2015-10Oct 13 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:38 3:29
2015-10Oct 10 ANA 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 15:40 0:00
2015-10Oct 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 didn't record a point and just had a single shot in Saturday's 7-0 rout of the Maple Leafs.

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Ward registered San Jose's lone goal in a 2-1 defeat Thursday against Detroit.

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Ward had a minus-3 rating and three shots in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

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Ward (undisclosed) is ready to return to the lineup on Monday against the Avalanche, reports Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

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Ward (undisclosed) indicated that his injury is not long-term and he hopes to return Dec. 28, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Ward (undisclosed) is considered doubtful to play Tuesday against the Kings, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Ward was a late scratch Sunday against the Blackhawks due to an undisclosed injury.

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Ward grabbed an assist, a hit and a blocked shot in Tuesday's win over the Habs.

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Ward notched an assist Tuesday night versus the Penguins, extending his points streak to five games.

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Ward dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Blue Jackets.

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Ward again had no points in Tuesday's win over Boston.

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Ward scored his eighth goal of the season and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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.