Joel Ward

#42 RW / San Jose Sharks / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 lb Age: 34 College: None

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      Sharks' Joel Ward: Dishes out two helpers

      Ward dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Blue Jackets. Ward recently endured a four game stretch without a point, but he's now worked his way onto the scoresheet in each of the last two games. He's cooled off overall after a terrific opening month, but the 34-year-old still has 17 points through 21 games, putting him on pace to top the 50-point plateau for the first time in his career.

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      Sharks' Joel Ward: Cools off after hot start

      Ward again had no points in Tuesday's win over Boston. After a hot start to the season, Ward has cooled off considerably. He has points in just one of his last five games with a minus-3 rating and just seven shots in those games.

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      Sharks' Joel Ward: Assists in win Thursday

      Ward had an assist, a plus-1 rating and a shot in Thursday's win over the Panthers. It wasn't a huge night for Ward, but he brought in some production in a few categories. That's maybe where he's best, a small amount of production, but across a number of categories.

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      Sharks' Joel Ward: Getting comfortable in San Jose

      Ward had a goal and an assist in 19:38 of ice time during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Stars. With 10 points in 10 games, Ward doesn't seem to be having any trouble transitioning to play in San Jose.

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      Sharks' Joel Ward: Nets hat trick against Carolina

      Ward scored a hat trick and fired four shots on goal in Saturday's win over Carolina. A monstrous showing from Ward, who has now scored five goals in his last three games. The 34-year-old has produced eight points in eight games this season and is thriving on the second line in San Jose. Ward is well on his way to another 20-goal season and has been a great fit with his new team.

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      Sharks' Joel Ward: Scores in loss

      Ward potted his first goal as a Shark in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. Ward has gotten off to a solid start to his San Jose career, racking up four points in five contests, putting him well on pace to surpass his career high of 49 points if he were to keep it up. The production will likely drop off a bit as the season goes on, but Ward seems to have established himself nicely on his new club as a top-six option on the wing.

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      Sharks' Joel Ward: Grabs first point as a Shark

      Ward had two assists and a shot in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Ducks. Those assists are Ward's first points in a Sharks sweater. He has the potential to keep up some solid production this season if he can stay on a line with Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture. It's a dynamic line with great balance.

    • Sharks' Ward To Play With Couture And Marleau

      News: Joel Ward is expected to line up with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau to start the season, according to CSN's Kevin Kurz.
      Analysis: Joel Ward, even though he's 34 now, is being set up to succeed at the start of the season with offensively potent linemates. Be sure not to overestimate Ward, but monitor the Sharks' depth chart very carefully since there could be some serious hidden value here if he's lining up beside guys (like Couture, Marleau, Joe Pavelski, or Joe Thornton) who know how to put the puck in the net. The ninth-year NHLer is no stranger to the scoresheet himself, as he racked up 49 points two seasons ago with the Capitals.
    • Role On Middle Lines Likely Waits For Sharks' Ward

      News: Joel Ward is expected to slot in on the Sharks' second or third line during the upcoming season, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
      Analysis: Joel Ward occasionally saw time with Alex Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom last season, but with Joe Pavelski locked in as the Sharks' top-line right wing, such a favorable role won't await the winger in San Jose. That said, a gig next to second-line center and rising star Logan Couture would be a good consolation prize for Ward, whose reputation as a clutch scorer and power-play asset may be enough for him to leapfrog the team's other uninspiring depth forwards.
    • Sharks Sign Ward To Three-Year Deal

      News: Joel Ward signed a three-year, $9.825 million contract with the Sharks on Friday, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
      Analysis: After the Capitals replaced him with Justin Williams on the first day of free agency, Joel Ward ended up finding a home on the West Coast, where he'll join a veteran forward corps. Ward skated primarily on the third line with the Capitals in 2014-15, notching 19 goals and 34 points in 82 games. Historically, Ward has saved his best work for the postseason (14 goals, 21 assists in 53 playoff games), where the Sharks have infamously failed to come up in the clutch in recent seasons. The 34-year-old Ward probably isn't alone going to get them over the hump or even back in the playoffs, but he'll at least provide the Sharks with a serviceable third-line sniper.
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