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Aaron Ward
Aaron Ward
Defenseman
Number: 27
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 209
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 17, 1973
Birthplace: Windsor, ON, Canada
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Winnipeg with Toronto's fourth-round choice (previously acquired, Detroit selected John Jakopin) in 1993 draft for Paul Ysebaert and future considerations (Alan Kerr, June 18, 1993) on June 11, 1993.
Drafted: WIN / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (5th overall)
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Aaron Ward played three seasons in Ann Arbor before making his professional debut during the 1993-94 season. Selected in the first round, fifth overall, by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1991 NHL draft.

Following his years at the University of Michigan, Ward had brief stint with Canada's National Team and in the summer of 1993 had his rights traded to the Red Wings. After three full seasons of playing with the Adirondack Red Wings in the AHL, Ward finally cracked the Detroit lineup in 1996. Known as a defensive defenseman, Ward was a mainstay on the Red Wings' defense for five seasons and has a pair of Stanley Cup rings from 1997 and 1998.

After eight seasons in the Red Wings' organization, Ward signed as a free agent with the Carolina Hurricanes in the summer of 2001 and became one of the team's more durable defenseman. In 2001-02, Ward was key contributor in helping the Hurricanes reach their first ever Stanley Cup finals. Despite their best efforts, Ward and the Canes fell short in their attempt to capture Lord Stanley's Cup against a talented Red Wings team.

In 2005-06, Ward competed in all 25 playoff games en route to the Hurricanes first Stanley Cup. The following summer, Ward signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers.

In the Big Apple, Ward failed to meet what was expected of him as he only managed to record 13 points in 60 games played. The Rangers struggled in the 2006-07 regular season and decided to send Ward to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Paul Mara.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Ward was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for goaltender Justin Pogge and a conditional draft choice.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80