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Joel Ward | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 226
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Joel Ward is expected to provide the Sharks with some depth scoring in 2015-16.
San Jose has had issues in that regard over the past few seasons. Ward may line up alongside Logan Couture on the second line or with Chris Tierney on the third unit. He generated 19 goals and 34 points in 82 games with Washington last season. In 2013-14, Ward collected 24 markers and 25 assists. If he plays with Couture then he could be worth a flier. Aug 26 - 2:20 PM

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Joel Ward has signed a three-year contract worth $9.75M with the San Jose Sharks.

Ward is coming off a four-year, $12M contract with Washington where he set a career high in goals (24) and points (49) in 2013-14. In all, Ward accumulated 57 goals and 121 points over four seasons and 276 games with Washington. Therefore he doesn't represent a great fantasy option now in the West for standard leagues. For deeper leagues, bear in mind Ward is entering his age-35 season.
Jul 3 - 5:21 PM

The Washington Capitals signing of Justin Williams makes it highly unlikely that Joel Ward will be returning to the team.

Ward is also an unrestricted free agent and while he was a valuable asset to the Capitals last season with 19 goals and 34 points, he will likely be taking his talents elsewhere. He reportedly had six teams interested in his services last week so it remains to be seen where he will end up.
Jul 2 - 10:08 AM

Joel Ward is attracting interest during the free agent window shopping period.

He reportedly has six teams, with four in the East and two out West, that have asked to meet so far. Ward can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after he potted 19 goals and 34 points in 82 games last season.
Jun 25 - 1:08 PM

Joel Ward looks like he will become an unrestricted free agent.

The two sides don't appear to be seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the term of the deal. Ward is believed to be seeking a four-year pact. He generated 19 goals and 34 points in 82 games this past season.
Jun 22 - 4:53 PM

Joel Ward wouldn't hesitate to sign with the Capitals before July 1.

Of course for that to happen Washington would have to meet his contract demands. If a new deal isn't reached before Ward becomes an unrestricted free agent then he is still interested in coming back to the Capitals.
May 26 - 3:55 PM

Joel Ward hopes he'll end up re-signing with the Washington Capitals.

"I've been here for a couple years now and it's a great city, fanbase is great and we must be up there in selling jerseys," Ward said. "People come to the games, they come to 'Rock the Red' every game and it's a good chance to play some superstars, like [Ovechkin] and Backstrom, which made things more fun obviously. Hopefully I'll come back." He had 19 goals and 34 points in 82 contests in 2014-15. He did better in the playoffs with three goals and nine points in 14 games.
May 15 - 1:51 PM

Joel Ward generated a goal and two assists in Washington's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Sunday.

His third goal of the playoffs cut the Rangers lead to one goal in the third period after New York went up by three tallies early in the final frame. Ward also had helpers on goals by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jason Chimera.
May 11 - 12:02 PM

Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal in Washington's 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers.

Ward found the back of the net with mere seconds left in regulation time. He's having a solid postseason with two goals and five points in eight contests.
May 1 - 11:37 AM

Joel Ward is building up a reputation for being a Game 7 hero.

Ward netted the opening goal in Washington's 2-1 victory against the New York Islanders on Monday. He previously netted the overtime Game 7 goal against Boston in 2012. He has 12 goals and 30 points in 46 career playoff contests, which is a significantly better pace than his regular season career totals of 220 points in 517 games.
Apr 28 - 11:52 AM

Joel Ward scored a goal in a 4-0 victory over Toronto.

Ward has 15 goals and 26 points in 64 games in 2014-15. There was a report that Chicago might be interested in the services of Ward, but Chicago might be done dealing after acquiring Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen. Still, it's something worth keeping in the back of your mind as we move towards the 3:00 p.m. ET trade deadline.
Mar 2 - 11:12 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks may be interested in the services of Joel Ward.

That's the rumor according to Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com as Ward would be part of a package with Patrick Sharp going to Washington. With the trade deadline just two days away, there should be plenty of rumors in the next 53 hours.
Feb 28 - 10:06 AM

Joel Ward scored a goal in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Capitals found themselves down 2-0 in the second period but they were eventually able to tie the game on goals from Ward and Tom Wilson. The 34-year-old veteran now has 14 goals and 25 points in 61 games. Eric Fehr and Brooks Laich picked up the assists on Ward's goal. The loss ends Washington's four-game winning streak.
Feb 22 - 3:32 PM

Joel Ward had a goal and an assist in Washington's 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

Ward has 13 goals and 24 points in 58 contests this season. He set a new career-high in 2013-14 with 49 points, but how he's performed in 2014-15 is more consistent with his norm.
Feb 18 - 11:47 AM

Joel Ward picked up an assist in the Capitals 3-0 win Saturday.

Ward now has 10 goals and 18 points this season including three power play goals. His fantasy value is in his points as he has only six penalty minutes and a plus-three rating.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3Melker Karlsson
4Mike Brown
5Raffi Torres
6Frazer McLaren
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Joel Ward
3Matthew Nieto
4Ben Smith
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Mirco Mueller
7Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock