Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Cam Ward
Cam Ward was born February 29, 1984 in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The first round, 25th overall selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Ward is a graduate of the WHL's Red Deer Rebels.

A standout goaltender in Red Deer, Ward spent four seasons with the club finishing with a 102-40-15 record and a 2.03 GAA while capturing numerous awards including; WHL Goaltender of the Year (2002-2004) and WHL Player of the Year honours (2004).

In 2004-05, Ward completed his first professional season, posting a 27-17-3 record in 50 games with Carolina's AHL affiliate in Lowell before going on to make his NHL debut with the parent club in 2005-06. That season, Ward would be instrumental in leading their playoff drive as he replaced struggling goaltender Martin Gerber in game 2 of the first round playoff against the Montreal Canadiens. After posting 15 wins, 2 shutouts and suiting up for 23 of Carolina's 25 playoff games the rookie netminder led his team to its first Stanley Cup. Ward became the fourth rookie goaltender to be named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as most valuable player of the playoffs.

He recorded season of 30 and 37 wins in the 200607 and 200708 campaigns, though the Hurricanes would miss the playoffs both years.

Ward would lead the Hurricanes to a bounce back season in 2008-09. The club would reach the Eastern Conference Finals before bowing out to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Ward went 810 with a 2.67 GAA during the playoffs.

On December 26, 2011, Ward became the tenth goaltender in NHL history to record a goal. He accomplished the feat when a errant pass found its way into the New Jersey Devils' empty net following a rebound.

On February 27, 2015, Ward appeared in his 500th career game with the Carolina Hurricanes.

On the international stage, Ward represented his homeland at the 2007, 2008 and 2012 World Championships, capturing gold in 2007 and silver in 2008.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1998-99 Sherwood Park Flyers Minor-AB 24 13 7 4 0 3.64
1999-00 Sherwood Park Kings AMHL 20 9 5 1 0 3.57 7 4 3 0 0 3.57
2000-01 Sherwood Park Kings AMHL 25 14 6 3 0 2.90
2000-01 Red Deer Rebels WHL 1 1 0 0 1 0.00
2001-02 Red Deer Rebels WHL 46 30 11 4 1 2.27 23 14 9 0 2 2.08
2002-03 Red Deer Rebels WHL 57 40 13 2 5 2.10 23 14 9 0 3 2.09
2003-04 Red Deer Rebels WHL 56 31 16 8 4 2.04 19 10 9 0 3 1.85
2004-05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 50 27 17 3 6 1.99 11 5 6 0 2 2.53
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 28 14 8 2 0 3.68 23 15 8 0 2 2.14
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 2 0 2 0 0 2.54
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 60 30 21 6 2 2.93
2006-07 Canada WC-A 5 5 0 0 0 2.20
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 69 37 25 5 4 2.75
2007-08 Canada WC-A 5 4 1 0 0 2.58
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 68 39 23 5 6 2.44 18 8 10 0 2 2.67
2009-10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 47 18 23 5 0 2.69
2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 74 37 26 10 4 2.56
2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 68 30 23 13 5 2.74
2011-12 Canada WC-A 6 4 2 0 0 2.83
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 17 9 6 1 0 2.84
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 30 10 12 6 0 3.06
2013-14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 2 1 1 0 0 2.02
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 51 22 24 5 1 2.40
2015-16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 52 23 17 10 1 2.41
NHL Totals 564 269 208 68 23 2.69 41 23 18 0 4 2.37


Bill Ranford Trophy (AMHL - Top Goaltender) (2001)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2002, 2004) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2002)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (2003)
WHL Goaltender of the Year (2002, 2004) WHL Player of the Year (2004) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2004) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (2004) AHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Conn Smythe Trophy (2006) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011)
Scored a goal vs. New Jersey, December 26, 2011.
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