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Aaron Ward

Aaron Ward  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: January 17, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Windsor, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: WIN / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
Last game: Scoreless with a +1 rating in 14:59 TOI, Apr. 9 @ STL
 
- Missed one contest with a bruised foot, Mar. 29 vs. DAL
- Recorded his second assist as a Duck (SHA), Mar. 17 vs. CHI...earned his first +3 rating since Jan. 8, 2009 w/BOS vs. OTT, Mar. 14 vs. SJ
- In 60 games with Carolina, scored 1-10=11 points...at the time of the trade, led the Hurricanes in blocked shots...scored his first goal of the season, Feb. 5 @ BUF...appeared in his 800th NHL game, Dec. 28 @ WSH...earned his 100th career NHL assist, Dec. 5 vs. VAN
  
SHG                   PPG                  OT Goals                                                                       SO Goals
2009-10: 0         2009-10: 0         2009-10: 0                                                                    2009-10: 0
Career: 1             Career: 2           Career: 3 (last: Mar. 15, 2008 w/BOS vs. PHI)             Career: 0
Traded to Detroit by Winnipeg with Toronto's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Detroit selected John Jakopin) in 1993 Entry Draft for Paul Ysebaert and future considerations (Alan Kerr, June 18, 1993), June 11, 1993. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to shoulder injury vs. Vancouver, January 19, 2000. Traded to Carolina by Detroit for Carolina's 2nd round choice (Jiri Hudler) in 2002 Entry Draft, July 9, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), February 15, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2006. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for Paul Mara, February 27, 2007. Traded to Carolina by Boston for Patrick Eaves and Carolina's 4th round choice (Craig Cunningham) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 24, 2009. Traded to Anaheim by Carolina for Justin Pogge and Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Justin Shugg) in 2010 Entry Draft), March 3, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, August 24, 2010.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1