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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 35)
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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SCHEDULE
 

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33