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Joel Ward

Joel Ward  #42

Washington Capitals  Right Wing
NUMBER: 42 BIRTHDATE: December 2, 1980  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: North York, ON, Canada
Shoots: Right
Earned an assist vs. CHI (4/11) ... Scored a goal and earned two assists at CAR (4/10) ... Earned an assist at STL (4/8) ... Scored a goal at NYI (4/5) ... Earned an assist vs. BOS (3/29) ... Scored a goal at LA (3/20), extending his goal steak to a career high four games (3/14-3/20) ... Scored a goal at ANA (3/18) ... Scored his 20th goal of the season and added an assist vs. TOR (3/16) ... Scored a goal vs. VAN (3/14) ... Earned an assist vs. PIT (3/10) ... Scored a goal at PHI (3/5) ... Earned an assist vs. PHI (3/2) ... Scored a goal and earned his 100th NHL assist at BOS (3/1) ... Registered three points (2g, 1a) vs. DET (2/2) ... Scored a SHG at CBJ (1/30) ... Earned an assist at MTL (1/25) ... Earned an assist vs. BUF (1/12) ... Scored the game-winning goal vs. TOR (1/10) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. NJ (12/21) ... Earned two assists vs. PHI (12/15) ... Scored a PPG at FLA (12/13) ... Recorded his first career hat trick (3g) at PHI (11/1)
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

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center