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Aaron Ward (ice hockey) : biography

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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.

Personal life

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.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Nepean Raiders CJAHL 54 1 14 15 40
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
2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 3 11 14 74 23 1 1 2 22
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 3 6 9 90
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 49 3 5 8 37
2004–05 Ingolstadt ERC DEL 8 0 3 3 16 11 1 1 2 16
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 6 19 25 62 25 2 3 5 18
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 60 3 10 13 57
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 20 1 2 3 18
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 65 5 8 13 54 6 0 1 1 6
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 65 3 7 10 44 11 1 0 1 2
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 60 1 10 11 54
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 17 0 2 2 8
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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