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Joel Ward

36-Year-Old Right Wing – San Jose Sharks

2016-17 NHL Stats

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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: 225   DOB: 12/2/1980   BORN: North York, Ontario   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joel Ward Contract Information:

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

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Ward picked up a pair of assists in a 4-1 win over the Kings on Wednesday. He also skated to a plus-3.

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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
2016-17 35 NHL SJ 24 2 5 7 1 6 39 5.1 1 1 16:17 0 0 0 0:39 22 17
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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice

On average, Joel Ward was on the ice for 16:17.

0:39

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Joel Ward was on the ice for 0:39 during power plays.

1:16

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Joel Ward was on the ice for 1:16 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 16:52 1:45 1:50
2015-16 16:58 2:32 1:35
2016-17 16:17 0:39 1:16

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Joel Ward
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 30 @LOS 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 16:13 0:00
Nov 29 ARI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 1 19:09 0:29
Nov 26 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:34 0:57
Nov 25 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:33 1:01
Nov 23 CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 20.0 2 0 17:09 0:25
Nov 21 NJD 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 17:03 3:47
Nov 19 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 1 18:25 2:08
Nov 17 @STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:39 2:26
Nov 15 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 16:21 0:10
Nov 12 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:12 0:00
Nov 10 @FLA 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:10 0:00
Nov 8 @WAS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:35 0:12
Nov 5 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:10 1:14
Nov 3 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 17:31 1:22
Nov 1 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:35 0:00
Oct 29 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 14:20 0:00
Oct 27 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:45 0:00
Oct 25 ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:39 0:00
Oct 22 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:53 0:00
Oct 20 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 16:13 0:21
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Oct 18 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:52 0:00
Oct 17 @NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:23 0:47
Oct 15 @CLM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 15:54 0:25
Oct 12 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 14:41 0:00

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

Ward picked up a shorthanded goal Wednesday in a 2-1 home win over the Blackhawks.

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Ward has just three points in 15 games thus far this season.

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Ward (lower body) is in the lineup for Thursday's season opener against the Kings.

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Ward (lower body) participated in Tuesday's practice, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Ward (lower body) is expected to be healthy for the season opener Wednesday, when the Sharks play host to the Kings, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Ward (lower body) won't travel for San Jose's final two games of the preseason, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Ward scored his seventh goal of the postseason in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Penguins.

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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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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.