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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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Joel Ward had a goal in Washington's 2-1 shootout loss to Los Angeles Thursday evening.
Ward scored in his fourth straight game and he now has 22 goals with 20 assists in 71 games this season. He is red-hot now for the Capitals. This is his best season in the NHL so far in his career. Rookie Evgeni Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom assisted Ward's goal. Mar 21 - 4:22 AM

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Joel Ward notched a goal and an assist in Washington's 4-2 win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

His 20th marker of the season came on a Washington power play during the first period and it held up as the game winner. It's the first time that he has hit the 20-goal plateau in his career. Ward also has a career high of 40 points in 69 contests.
Mar 17 - 10:42 AM

Jpel Ward has been quite productive out of the gate since the Olympic break, scoring a game-winning goal, two assists and building a plus five rating over the three games.

Over the course of his career, Ward has finished the season stronger than he's started it. Through 62 games this season, the winger has 18 goals and 36 points.
Mar 4 - 7:34 PM

Joel Ward led the Capitals past the Red Wings on Sunday with two goals and an assist in Washington's thrilling 6-5 overtime win.

Ward now has 33 points in 56 games. It was a great fantasy day for several Caps, Nicklas Backstrom had two assists, Jason Chimera had a goal and two assists, John Carlson had a goal and an assist while Alex Ovechkin scored the OT winner.
Feb 2 - 3:42 PM

Joel Ward was one of two goal scorers for the Capitals in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Columbus.

Ward has quietly tallied 14 times on the season, moving him to within three of his career best of 17, which he totalled with the Predators in 2008-09. Eric Fehr was the other goal scorer for the Capitals in defeat.
Jan 30 - 11:12 PM

Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-2 victory against Toronto.

Marcus Johansson and Alex Ovechkin picked up assists on Ward's 13th marker of the season. He has notched two goals and two assists in his last five games.
Jan 11 - 11:18 AM

Joel Ward was the lone goal scorer for the Capitals in a 3-1 loss to Ottawa on Monday night.

The goal was the 12th of the season for Ward and it opened the scoring, however the Senators scored three unanswered markers from that point forward. Martin Erat and Jason Chimera drew assists on the tally.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Joel Ward had two assists on Sunday in the Capitals 5-4 shootout win over Philadelphia.

Ward loves playing the Flyers this season as he now has three goals and five points in two games after firing a hat trick on November 1. Ward has 10 goals and 20 points in 33 games this season. Fantasy owners should be looking forward to the next match up on Tuesday as the two teams play in Philadelphia.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Joel Ward’s goal Friday night was his 10th of the season, giving him the double-digit level in goals for the fourth time in his NHL career and the first time since 2010-11 when he was a member of the Nashville Predators.

Only superstar Alex Ovechkin (26) has more goals than Ward among Washington skaters.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Joel Ward scored for the Washington Capitals in their 4-1 loss to the Avalanche in Colorado Sunday night.

It was Ward's eighth goal of the season.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 11:28:00 PM

Joel Ward scored his seventh goal of the season Saturday.

It was his first since he potted a hat trick on November 1 and he now has 11 points in 17 games. Ward is worth picking up in very deep leagues only as his career high is 17 goals and 35 points.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Joel Ward had a hat trick in Washington's 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday.

Ward has six goals and eight points in his last six games. He's worth grabbing while he's hot, but we don't expect him to perform anywhere near this level for long. To put his recent performances in perspective, his career-highs are 17 goals and 35 points.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 11:37:00 PM

Joel Ward found himself playing in the slot during the Caps first power play.

The Capitals used Ward with Marcus Johansson down low as Nicklas Backstrom filled out the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green on the point. This will help Ward's fantasy value as playing with Ovechkin, Green and Backstrom cannot hurt.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Joel Ward netted a power-play goal in Washington's 4-2 win Monday.

It was Ward's first goal of the season. He isn't likely to get much more than 20-30 points in 2013-14.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Joel Ward (flu) took part in Friday's practice.

Ward missed Thursday's morning skate due to the illness. He should be fine for the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 01:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Brooks Laich
4Evgeny Kuznetsov
5Jay Beagle
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Dustin Penner
3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
5Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Eric Fehr
4Tom Wilson
5Ryan Stoa
D1John Carlson
2Mike Green
3Karl Alzner
4Dmitry Orlov
5Connor Carrick
6John Erskine
7Jack Hillen
8Patrick Wey
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Braden Holtby