Aaron Ward (ice hockey) : biography
Aaron Ward (born January 17, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman and current hockey analyst on TSN. He won the Stanley Cup three times.
Ward and his wife Kelly have three children.
Trades and transactions
- June 9, 1991, Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1st round (5th overall) in 1991.
- June 11, 1993, Traded by the Winnipeg Jets along with a 4th round selection to the Detroit Red Wings for Paul Ysebaert.
- July 9, 2001, Traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Carolina Hurricanes for a future second round selection.
- July 3, 2006, Signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent.
- February 27, 2007, Traded by the New York Rangers to the Boston Bruins for Paul Mara.
- May 22, 2008, Signed a 2 year contract with the Boston Bruins.
- July 24, 2009, Traded by the Boston Bruins to the Carolina Hurricanes for winger Patrick Eaves and a fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft.
- December 14, 2009, waived by the Carolina Hurricanes.
- March 3, 2010, traded by the Carolina Hurricanes to the Anaheim Ducks in a trade for Justin Pogge and a 2010 4th round pick.
Cuts for a Cause
In March 2008, Ward, in conjunction with the Toucher and Rich radio program (WBCN 104.1) created a head-shaving charity event called 'Cuts for a Cause'. Seven players from the Boston Bruins shaved their heads to raise money to benefit the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Patrice Bergeron, Phil Kessel, Andrew Alberts, Milan Lucic, Mark Stuart and Dennis Wideman joined Ward in helping raise $25,000. A second 'Cuts for a Cause' event took place in April 2009 with the group raising $32,000 for the Boston Bruins Foundation and MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Pediatric Oncology Unit.
|1990–91||University of Michigan||CCHA||46||8||11||19||126||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||University of Michigan||CCHA||42||7||12||19||64||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||University of Michigan||CCHA||30||5||8||13||73||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||58||4||12||16||87||9||2||6||8||6|
|1993–94||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||5||1||0||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||76||11||24||35||87||4||0||1||1||0|
|1994–95||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||74||5||10||15||133||3||0||0||0||6|
|1996–97||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||49||2||5||7||52||19||0||0||0||17|
|1997–98||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||52||5||5||10||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||60||3||8||11||52||8||0||1||1||8|
|1999–00||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||36||1||3||4||24||3||0||0||0||0|
|2000–01||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||73||4||5||9||57||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||New York Rangers||NHL||60||3||10||13||57||—||—||—||—||—|
|NHL Totals (16 Seasons)||839||44||107||151||736||95||4||6||10||73|
|AHL Totals (3 Seasons)||208||20||46||66||307||16||2||7||9||12|
|College Totals (3 Seasons)||118||20||31||51||263||—||—||—||—||—|
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