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San Jose Sharks sign veteran forward Joel Ward to 3-year contract @NHL

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract.

The Sharks announced the deal Friday.

Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington. He also had three goals and six assists in 14 playoff games.

Ward ranked third on the Capitals with six power-play goals and second on the team with four game-winning goals. It was the second straight season he played in all 82 regular-season games.

The 34-year-old Ward has 97 goals and 123 assists in 517 career games with Minnesota, Nashville and Washington. He also represented Canada at the 2014 World Championships, finishing with six goals and three assists in eight games.

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