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Joel Ward | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 226
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New head coach Barry Trotz said that the Joel Ward-Jason Chimera line was the most reliable for Washington last season.
The new coach has spent the summer going over the Capitals games from last season and was impressed with Ward and Chimera. "I believe in a line that checks better, that’s reliable. I watched a lot of games from last year and the most reliable line was really [Joel] Ward and [Jason] Chimera. That was by far the most predictable line. That’s what players have. They all have talents they’re strong at," Trotz said. "A guy like Joel Ward, his strength is puck possession and smart and reading the play. His game is more of a grinding, smart, intelligent game. It might not be as quick as some other guys." Ward had 24 goals and 49 points last season but he may be in tough to match it this season. Sep 13 - 10:41 AM

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Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Jay Beagle
5Kris Newbury
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Eric Fehr
4Ryan Stoa
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Karl Alzner
5Dmitry Orlov
6Brooks Orpik
7John Erskine
8Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters