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.

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

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
NHL Totals 431 214 155 47 21 2.74 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.