Joel Ward
Joel Ward
Right Wing
Number: 29
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 226
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 2, 1980  (Age 34)
Birthplace: North York, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota Wild on September 27, 2006.

* Too old to be considered a rookie, but had played just 11 NHL games (with Minnesota in 2006-07) prior to 2008-09.
* Tied for eighth among NHL forwards in blocked shots (69).
* Tied for second on the club in multi-goal games (3).
* One of only three Predators to notch multiple shorthanded goals (2).
* Tied for fourth on the club in goals (17) and ranked third in shooting percentage (12.8%).
* Nashville went 10-2-2 when he scored a goal.

* After Feb. 24 (game No. 61), he posted two four-game point streaks (3g-4a, Feb. 24-March 6; 2g-2a, March 28-April 3) and one three-game streak (4g-1a, March 16-19). They were the three longest streaks of his career.
* Also had a pair of three-game goal-scoring streaks in less than a month's time Feb. 24-28 (3g) and March 16-19 (4g). Also had a career-high three-game assist streak during this stretch (4a) from Feb. 26-March 3.
* Played 19 or more minutes 11 times in the season's final 23 games after never doing so only once in his first 70 career games.

* Played a career-high 21:14 on March 10 vs. Washington.
* Notched his first career multi-assist game (2a) on Jan. 10 vs. Chicago.
* Posted the first multi-goal/point game of his career with a pair, including the game winner, in a 3-0 victory over Dallas on Dec. 13.
* Scored the Predators first shorthanded goal of the season Oct. 18 vs. Columbus.
* Scored his first career NHL goal in his 12th career game, and first as a Predator, in the season opener on Oct. 10 at St. Louis.

Career Notes
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.

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