Goaltender Cam Ward has retired after 14 seasons in the NHL. Ward played in with the Carolina Hurricanes for 13 seasons and a single season with the Chicago Blackhawks. He signed a single day contract with the Carolina Hurricanes to retire officially with his draft team.
Ward played in 701 NHL games, 597 of those games he started in net. He had a record of 334-256-88 with a save percentage of .908 and a GAA of 2.74, he had 13 points (1 Goal, 12 Assists).
Ward played in 41 playoff games with a 23-18-0 record. In the Hurricanes’ 2006 Cup Victory, Ward, in his rookie season, played in all 23 games with a 15-8-0 record and a .920 save percentage with a 2.14 GAA. Ward was a driving force in Carolina’s victory for the Stanley Cup and was awarded the Conn Smythe for his performance.
Ward was a solid back-up goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks as they battled through their second rough season in a row. While usual starter Corey Crawford fought injury, Ward stood tall in net for the team with a .897 save percentage, 3.67 GAA, and a record of 16-12-4.
Thank you Cam Ward for all you have given to the NHL and good luck in retirement!
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