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Joel Ward | Winger | #42

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
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Joel Ward scored a goal midway through the third period to help the Sharks defeat the Ducks 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday night.
Ward has now scored two goals in three games since sitting out five consecutive games as a healthy scratch. He has just the two points in eight games on the season. The Sharks are looking for him to regain his 20-goal season form, but he has to get going soon if he has any hope of reaching that plateau. Nov 5 - 1:27 AM

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Joel Ward will get back in the lineup Monday night.

Ward hasn't played since Oct. 7 and he has appeared in only two contests this season. Barclay Goodrow will also dress against the Rangers, while Tim Meier and Jannik Hansen will be scratched.
Oct 23 - 1:58 PM

Joel Ward will be a healthy scratch for a fifth straight game as the Sharks will face off against the New York Islanders.

Joel Ward has yet to register a point this season and has a minus-2 rating so far. He'll be in the press box alongside Barclay Goodrow and Dylan Demelo.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 21 - 6:51 PM

Joel Ward is a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

This will be Ward's fourth consecutive game in the press box. He has no points and a minus-2 rating in two games this season. Barclay Goodrow and Dylan DeMelo will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 20 - 7:00 PM

Joel Ward (shoulder) hasn't gotten into a preseason game yet.

Ward underwent shoulder surgery over the summer. He has been practicing during training camp, but obviously getting into a game would be a better test. San Jose still has two contests before the start of the regular season, so he could get into one of those games.
Sep 26 - 10:09 AM

Joel Ward has undergone shoulder surgery.

Ward was dealing with a minor shoulder injury during the 2017-18 campaign. He had 10 goals and 28 points in 78 contests this season. He should be fine for the start of the 2017-18 campaign.
May 19 - 4:39 PM

Joel Ward is getting Saturday's game off.

That will allow Ward to rest before the playoffs. He found the back of the net in each of his previous two games.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 8 - 10:06 PM

Joel Ward scored the game winning goal Tuesday night as the Sharks devoured the Canucks 3-1.

The most notable thing about this game winning goal is that it was scored at the 30-second mark of the first. Ward’s goal came only 12 seconds after Kevin Labanc sunk a puck only 18 seconds into the game. This was the fastest in franchise history that the Sharks scored two goals.
Apr 5 - 1:45 AM

Joel Ward has been in a real scoring funk.

He has not registered a point in eight games and has only 27 in 75 games this season. This is quite a fall from the 43 points he recorded in his first campaign in San Jose. We are not surprised, however, that Ward has regressed as we thought 2015-16 was an aberration for him.
Apr 1 - 1:36 PM

Joel Ward has been made a late scratch on Friday against the Flames.

Through 75 games this season the veteran winger has picked up eight goals and 27 points along with 54 blocks and 59 hits.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 31 - 9:00 PM

Joel Ward found the back of the net in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

He put an end to his nine-game goalless drought in the process. Ward essentially put the game to bed by giving his team a 3-1 lead at the 2:46 mark of the second period. The veteran winger has eight goals and 18 assists in 66 games this season.
Mar 13 - 10:19 AM

Joel Ward found the back of the net in a 6-5 overtime loss to Florida on Wednesday.

Ward has recorded a point in four of his last five games. That gives him seven goals and 23 points in 56 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 16 - 5:16 AM

Joel Ward picked up a goal and assisted on another in a 5-4 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

It's just his second multi-point game of the season for Ward who saw time on the top power-play unit in an obvious attempt to get him going offensively. That's just 12 points in 37 games for Ward. Brent Burns added two assists while Patrick Marleau also had a multi-point night.
Jan 6 - 3:33 AM

Joel Ward practiced on the Sharks' top power play unit on Wednesday.

He took Patrick Marleau's spot with Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture. Ward's production has dropped significantly this season, so this might be a way to get him going. He has just two goals and eight assists in 33 games, after posting 21 goals and 43 points last season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Joel Ward will tag in for Tommy Wingels against the Oilers on Friday night.

These two wingers have had similar season thus far. Ward has posted just nine points with 24 blocks and 30 hits in 31 games. Wingels meanwhile has six points with 51 hits. Ward at least has a history of scoring as a solid second-line player, though.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Logan Couture
2Joe Thornton
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
5Ryan Carpenter
LW1Jannik Hansen
2Timo Meier
3Mikkel Boedker
4Kevin Labanc
5Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
5Daniel O'Regan
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Tim Heed
7Dylan DeMelo
8Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell