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Joel Ward
Joel Ward
Right Wing
Number: 27
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 226
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 2, 1980  (Age 35)
Birthplace: North York, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota Wild on September 27, 2006.
Played in his second season at Houston (AHL) in 2006-07, totaling 23 points (9-14=23) and 45 PIM in 64 outings while leading the team with four SHGs...Skated in 11 contests with the Wild last season...Made NHL debut at VAN (12/16/06)...Recorded first, and only, NHL point – an assist – at TOR (12/26/06)...Accumulated 22 points (8-14=22) as an AHL rookie during 2005-06...Posted six points (4-2=6) in eight 2006 playoff games for Houston...Spent collegiate career at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), and collected 135 points (54-81=135) in 96 games from 2001-05...Played four years (1997-2001) with Owen Sound (OHL), collecting 152 points (76-76=152) over a 235-game period...Compiled 14 points (5-9=14) in 32 OHL playoff appearances (1998, 1999 and 2001).
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