Geoff Ward enters his first season with the Anaheim Ducks as assistant coach.
Ward served as the head coach of the Calgary Flames from 2019-21, leading the club to a 36-26-5 record, including a 25-15-3 mark in 2019-20 and a berth in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He also served as Calgary's associate coach in 2018-19.
Ward spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils from 2015-18 and the Boston Bruins for seven seasons from 2007-14, helping lead the club to two Stanley Cup Finals (2011 and 2013), including a championship in 2011. In 2014-15, Ward served as the head coach of Adler Mannheim, winning the German championship while being named the DEL coach of the year. He also served as a head coach in Germany with Iserlohn in 2006-07 and Bad Nauheim in 2000-01.
Ward served as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens' primary American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates in Hamilton (2002-03), Toronto (2003-04) and Edmonton (2004-06). In 2003, he was named the AHL Coach of the Year with Hamilton after guiding the Bulldogs to the Calder Cup Finals.
Ward served as the Head Coach of Arkansas (ECHL) in 1999-00, the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm (1998-99) and Kitchener Rangers (1994-98). He began his career as an Assistant Coach at the University of Waterloo (1989-90) before guiding the Waterloo Siskins to a MWJHL championship as Head Coach in 1993-94. Ward also was an assistant for the German National Team from 2015-2018, appearing at four World Championships.