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Cam Ward | Goalie

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
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Cam Ward made 21 saves on 24 shots in a 4-1 setback to Vancouver on Tuesday.
The nightmare start to the Carolina season continues and Ward hasn't really been helping matters. The good news is that the Canes wrapped up a five game road trip, but the bad news is that they are still win-less. Ward wasn't horrible in this game but he was out-dueled by his counterpart Ryan Miller who made 30 saves. The former Conn Smythe trophy winner has an ugly 3.95 goals against average to go with a .840 save percentage on the season. Oct 29 - 2:29 AM

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Cam Ward allowed five goals on 21 shots in Carolina’s 5-0 loss to the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

Ward has started three games for Carolina this season and has given up five goals in two of those starts so his stats aren’t pretty. The 30-year-old’s stocked has really dropped in the last two-plus seasons which makes his rocky start even more concerning. Although the loss doesn’t only fall on Ward’s shoulders, the Hurricanes have to be concerned about him going forward. If Ward continues to struggle, backup Anton Khudobin should see a good amount of playing time. It looks like things will get a lot worse in Carolina before they get better.
Oct 23 - 11:36 PM

Cam Ward will be in goal for Carolina on Thursday against Calgary.

Ward and Anton Khudobin have split starts evenly for the Hurricanes thus far and both netminders are searching for their first wins.
Oct 23 - 2:45 PM

Cam Ward was beaten for three goals on 26 shots Tuesday as the Hurricanes fell to Buffalo in a shootout by a score of 4-3.

Much has been made about the fact that teams such as Buffalo and Calgary appear set to battle for the first pick in this summer's NHL Entry Draft, but let's not dismiss the Hurricanes so quickly. In addition to fighting for playing time with Anton Khudobin, Ward isn't likely to get a ton of support from his teammates in terms of offense. His record is now 0-1-1 while his GAA stands at 3.88 and his save percentage is .846.
Oct 15 - 3:27 AM

Cam Ward will be Carolina's starting goaltender on Tuesday.

Ward played in the Hurricanes' opener on Friday, but got Saturday's game off. He allowed five goals on 26 shots in his first start of the season, but Hurricanes coach Bill Peters felt the blame lied with the team's defense more than Ward.
Oct 14 - 4:19 PM

Coach Bill Peters did not blame Cam Ward for the 5-3 loss on Friday.

Ward faced only 26 shots but the Hurricanes did not play well in their own end. "I thought he was fine," Peters said. "I thought we broke down too many times unnecessarily. Any time you do that good players are going to make you pay, and that’s what happened." Look for Anton Khudobin to get the start on Saturday.
Oct 11 - 6:01 AM

Cam Ward allowed five goals on 26 shots he faced in Carolina’s 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Friday night.

It’s definitely not the start to the season that Ward was looking for. If the Hurricanes hope to be in postseason contention this year, they will need a huge bounce-back season from Ward. The 30-year-old played in only 30 games last season and posted a 3.06 goals-against-average and a .898 save-percentage. If Ward can’t get the job done between the pipes, backup goaltender Anton Khudobin may get more starts as the season goes on.
Oct 10 - 9:55 PM

To an extent, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters downplayed his decision to use Cam Ward in the season opener.

"Anton was right there with him, too, and we could have gone either way," Peters said, referring to netminder Anton Khudobin. Ward is coming off of a rough season, but it's clear that he still as a shot at reasserting himself as the Hurricanes' starter.
Oct 10 - 10:25 AM

Cam Ward will start for Carolina in the team's opening game of the 2014-15 season.

He'll face the New York Islanders on Friday night. It wouldn't be surprising if Anton Khudobin ended up getting the call against the Isles on Saturday in the second half of the home-and-home series.
Oct 9 - 5:42 PM

Cam Ward stopped just 10 of 13 shots in Carolina's 4-3 loss against Columbus on Sunday.

Hurricanes coach Bill Peters felt Ward's performance wasn't as bad as those numbers implied. "For the most part I thought we got a good read on all 18 skaters and I thought 'Wardo' was good," Peters said. "On the goals we gave up, there's nothing the goalies can do. We've got to be better defensively than that." Ward is coming off of a rough season and unlike in previous campaigns, he's no longer a lock to serve as the Hurricanes' starter.
Sep 22 - 7:04 AM

Cam Ward has worked hard over the summer and appears determined to earn back his number one role in Carolina's crease.

He added some muscle and changed his diet after injuries kept him on the shelf for the majority of the last two seasons. "We still believe he can be an elite goalie in this league," GM Ron Francis said. "By the same token, Cam understands what he needs to do to get back to that level. He could have done one of two things in the off-season – either sit back and relax, or work twice as hard toward having a better year. From what I have heard, he chose to work hard." He's looking forward to competing with Anton Khudobin for starts and he believes that the two of them will form a solid tandem.
Sep 3 - 6:36 PM

Cam Ward has a full no-trade clause, but TSN's Bob McKenzie says it's believed that he would waive it under the right circumstances.

Ward's name came up in trade rumors over the course of the season, but injuries and poor play may have scared away possible suitors. He still appears to be available, as the Hurricanes look set to hand their crease over to Anton Khudobin.
Jun 16 - 2:30 PM

Cam Ward had a terrible 2013-14 campaign.

Ward was plagued by injuries and ended up with a 3.06 GAA and .898 save percentage in 30 games. "I struggled to get comfortable all season long," Ward said. "Obviously I got the injury, and coming back from that I felt like I was playing catchup. I wasn't able to get consecutive games to try and get my game going. Anton had a great season. I was never able to get into a rhythm." At this point, it wouldn't be surprising if Carolina's preference is to go into 2014-15 with Anton Khudobin as the team's starter. They might trade Ward if there's a team out there that will take his $6.3 million cap hit through 2015-16.
Apr 16 - 9:20 AM

Cam Ward denied 28 of 29 shots directed his way on Friday night to lift the Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings.

Ward notches his first victory in three appearances and his fifth in the past 14. Ward is 10-12-6 in what has been a rough season where he owns a .898 save percentage and 3.06 goals against average.
Apr 11 - 10:46 PM

Cam Ward had a busy night on Tuesday, but was ultimately beaten four times on 36 shots as the Canes suffered a 4-1 loss to New York.

Ward's effort was probably not good enough to steal back the starters' job for the final stretch of the season. The veteran netminder has struggled this year with just a 9-12-6 record in an injury-shortened campaign.
Apr 8 - 11:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Jordan Staal
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
4Chris Terry
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Zach Boychuk
5Riley Nash
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Tim Gleason
5John-Michael Liles
6Jay Harrison
7Brett Bellemore
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin