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Joel Ward
Joel Ward
Right Wing
(JOHL WOHRD)
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.

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61