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2015 NHL Draft
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Joel Ward

Joel Ward  #42

San Jose Sharks  Right Wing
NUMBER: 42 BIRTHDATE: December 2, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: North York, ON, Canada
Shoots: Right
2015 Playoffs Tied his playoff career high with three points (1g, 2a) vs. NYR in Game 6 ... Earned an assist in Game 2 at NYR (5/2) ... Scored the game-winning goal with 1.3 seconds remaining in regulation in Game 1 at NYR (5/2) ... Earned four points (1g, 3a) in seven games vs. NYI in the first round ... Scored a goal in Game 7 vs. NYI (4/27) ... Earned an assist for the third consecutive game in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23) ... Tallied an assist in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Earned an assist in Game 3 at NYI (4/19). 2014-15 Regular Season Played in all 82 games for the second consecutive season ... Registered his eighth career multi-goal game with two goals at MTL (4/2) ... Earned an assist at CBJ (3/3) in his 500th NHL game ... Scored the GWG and earned an assist at PIT (2/17) ... Scored the GWG in OT at SJ (2/11) ... Tallied two assists at NJ (12/6), marking his 200th NHL point ... Earned an assist vs. VAN (12/2), marking his 100th Capitals point ... Scored two goals at CGY (10/25).
Signed as a free agent by Houston (AHL), December 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 27, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 14, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2011.
Quote of the Day

Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.

— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier