Aaron Ward
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 01/17/1973
DRAFTED: WIN: 1991-5 overall

2009 Playoffs:
- Scored his first point of these playoffs with a goal May 1 vs. Carolina.
- Is in his 14th NHL season and this is his seventh NHL playoff.
- Has won three Stanley Cup championships, with Detroit in 1997 and 1998 and with Carolina in 2006.
- Has played in one other Stanley Cup Final, losing to Detroit in 2002 while with Carolina.

2008-09 Regular Season:
- Had 3-7=10 totals ... Scored his first career shorthanded goal scored Mar. 12 vs. Ottawa in his 750th career game.
2006-07: Began the season with NY Rangers with 3-10=13 totals and 57 PIM in 60 games before his Feb. 27 trade to Boston for Paul Mara...Added 1-2=3 totals with 18 PIM in 20 Bruins games...Had two multiple-point games, including a career-high 1-2=3 effort Oct. 28 at Phoenix...Had a career-best five-game point streak from Oct. 21-Nov. 1 (1-6=7 totals)...Recorded his 100th NHL point with a goal Oct. 16 vs. New Jersey and played his 600th NHL game Jan. 27 at Philadelphia...Played his first game as a Bruin Mar. 1 vs. Philadelphia and scored his first points as a Bruin in a 1-1=2 effort Mar. 4 in New Jersey...Did not dress for one game (coach’s decision)...Missed one game with the flu...2005-06: Established career-highs in all offensive categories with 6-19=25 totals...Had four multiple-point games, including three two-point efforts vs. Boston...Had a four-game point streak from Nov. 27-Dec. 3 (1-3=4 totals)...Had a three-game assist streak from Mar. 14-18 (0-3=3 totals)...Missed ten games following Jan. 11 hernia surgery...Added 2-3=5 totals in 25 playoff games as he won his third Stanley Cup and first with Carolina...2004-05: Played eight games in Germany during the NHL lockout with 0-3=3 totals and 16 PIM...2003-04: Had 3-5=8 totals in 49 games with Carolina...Had one multiple-point game, his first career two-goal effort scored Mar. 8 at Columbus...Missed 29 games to injury following Jan. 21 wrist surgery...2002-03: Notched a career-high 90 penalty minutes...Had points in consecutive games once, Jan. 4-7 (0-2=2 totals)...Missed five games with back and hip injuries...2001-02: Played in a career-high 79 games...Had one multiple-point game, a 1-1=2 effort Dec. 27 at Tampa Bay...Had a three-game point streak from Apr. 8-12 (0-3=3 totals)...Played his 300th NHL game Nov. 19 vs. Columbus...Missed three games with the flu and an arm injury...Did not dress for one game...Had 1-1=2 totals in 23 playoff games as the Hurricanes advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals...Scored his first NHL playoff goal Apr. 23 at New Jersey...2000-01: Had one multiple-point game, a 1-1=2 effort Nov. 29 at Atlanta...1999-2000: Played in just 36 games before suffering a shoulder injury Jan. 19 vs. Vancouver...Played his 200th NHL game Jan. 6 vs. Nashville...1998-99: Had 3-8=11 totals in 60 games with Detroit...1997-98: Had goals in consecutive games Jan. 31-Feb. 1 (2-0=2 totals)...Won his second consecutive Stanley Cup with Detroit...1996-97: Played his first full NHL season with 2-5=7 totals in 49 games with the Red Wings...His first goal of the season Nov. 4 vs. Hartford was his first NHL goal since Oct. 8, 1993...Had a three-game assist streak from Nov. 18-23 (0-3=3 totals)...Played his first NHL playoff game Apr. 18 vs. St. Louis and played 19 post-season games overall as Detroit won the Stanley Cup...1995-96: Spent the season with Detroit’s AHL affiliate in Adirondack with 5-10=15 totals and 133 PIM in 74 games...1994-95: Spent most of the season in Adirondack/AHL with one recall to Detroit...Played his lone NHL game of the season Mar. 17 vs. Vancouver, recording his first NHL assist in that game...Had 11-24=35 totals and 87 PIM in 76 AHL games...1993-94: Began his first professional season in Detroit, playing five games with one goal before his assignment to Adirondack/AHL...Played his first NHL game Oct. 5 at Dallas and scored his first NHL goal/point Oct. 8 in Anaheim, the first goal against in Anaheim history...Had 4-12=16 totals in 58 Adirondack games...College: Played three seasons of college hockey at the University of Michigan with 20-31=51 totals and 264 PIM in 118 career college games.