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Joel Ward

33-Year-Old Right Wing – Washington Capitals

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Alongside linemate Jason Chimera, Ward’s 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 j...

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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 four-year, $12 million deal with the Capitals in July of 2011.

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Ward netted two goals in 16:20 of ice time in Saturday's win over Calgary.

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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 9 4 2 6 0 2 13 30.8 1 0 18:00 1 1 2 1:43 1 7
2014-15 Proj 33 NHL WAS 80 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Joel Ward

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Joel Ward was on the ice for 18:00.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Joel Ward was on the ice for 1:43 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 15:08 1:59
2013-14 16:04 1:45
2014-15 18:00 1:43

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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
Oct 29 DET 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:10 2:44
Oct 26 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:22 0:07
Oct 25 at CGY 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 50.0 0 2 16:20 0:48
Oct 22 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:25 0:54
Oct 18 FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:32 0:45
Oct 16 NJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 18:41 4:34
Oct 14 SJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 16:33 1:43
Oct 11 at BOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 18:09 1:44
Oct 9 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:52 2:10

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

Ward scored his second goal of the season in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Devils.

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Ward had an assist and two PIM in 17:25 of ice time during Sunday's 1-0 preseason win over Buffalo.

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Ward has been selected to Team Canada's roster for the upcoming IIHF World Championships in Belarus, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

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Ward supplied a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes.

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Ward scored for the fourth consecutive game Thursday in Los Angeles, tallying the Caps' only goal in a 2-1 shootout loss.

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Ward scored a goal in his third straight game in Tuesday's win over the Ducks.

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Ward contributed a goal and assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

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Ward provided a goal in Wednesday's loss to the Flyers.

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Ward notched a goal and assist in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Bruins.

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Ward (personal), who was granted leave from Friday's practice for personal reasons, took the morning skate and is expected to dress for Saturday night's match against New Jersey, Adam Vingan of NBC4 Washington reports.

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Ward was excused from Friday's practice due to personal reasons.

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Ward scored two goals, including a power-play score, and had an assist versus the Red Wings on Sunday.

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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.