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Aaron Ward

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 209 lbs.

Born: January 17, 1973 in Windsor, Ontario
Draft: Winnipeg, 1st round (5th overall), 1991 NHL Entry

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1993-94 21 DET NHL 5 1 0 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0:00
1994-95 22 DET NHL 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0:00
1996-97 24 DET NHL 49 2 5 7 2 -9 52 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 40 5.0 0 0:00
1997-98 25 DET NHL 52 5 5 10 4 -1 47 5 0 0 1 5 0 0 47 10.6 0 0:00
1998-99 26 DET NHL 60 3 8 11 4 -5 52 3 0 0 0 7 0 1 46 6.5 835 14:55
1999-00 27 DET NHL 36 1 3 4 1 -4 24 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 25 4.0 453 13:36
2000-01 28 DET NHL 73 4 5 9 4 -4 57 4 0 0 1 4 0 1 48 8.3 1241 17:00
2001-02 29 CAR NHL 79 3 11 14 5 0 74 3 0 0 2 10 1 0 69 4.3 1554 20:40
2002-03 30 CAR NHL 77 3 6 9 3 -23 90 3 0 0 1 5 1 0 66 4.5 1441 19:43
2003-04 31 CAR NHL 49 3 5 8 3 1 37 1 2 0 0 5 0 0 51 5.9 875 18:52
2005-06 33 CAR NHL 71 6 19 25 8 2 62 6 0 0 1 17 0 2 60 10.0 1358 19:07
2006-07 34 TOT NHL 80 4 12 16 5 -11 75 4 0 0 0 12 0 0 62 6.5 1614 20:11
2006-07 34 NYR NHL 60 3 10 13 4 -3 57 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 45 6.7 1182 20:42
2006-07 34 BOS NHL 20 1 2 3 1 -8 18 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 17 5.9 432 22:36
2007-08 35 BOS NHL 65 5 8 13 5 9 54 5 0 0 3 5 3 0 68 7.4 1348 21:45
2008-09 36 BOS NHL 65 3 7 10 3 16 44 2 0 1 0 6 1 0 53 5.7 1236 19:01
2009-10 37 TOT NHL 77 1 12 13 4 -15 62 1 0 0 0 10 0 2 41 2.4 1332 17:18
2009-10 37 CAR NHL 60 1 10 11 3 -17 54 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 32 3.1 1087 18:07
2009-10 37 ANA NHL 17 0 2 2 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 0.0 245 14:26
7 yrs DET NHL 276 16 27 43 16 -20 238 16 0 0 2 23 1 3 209 7.7 2529 15:57
5 yrs CAR NHL 336 16 51 67 23 -37 317 14 2 0 4 46 2 3 278 5.8 6315 19:47
3 yrs BOS NHL 150 9 17 26 9 17 116 8 0 1 3 13 4 0 138 6.5 3017 20:06
1 yr NYR NHL 60 3 10 13 4 -3 57 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 45 6.7 1182 20:42
1 yr ANA NHL 17 0 2 2 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 0.0 245 14:26
Career NHL 839 44 107 151 53 -41 736 41 2 1 9 93 7 7 679 6.5 13289 18:09

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1993-94 21 DET NHL 5 0.20 0.00 0.20 0.11 0.80 0.60 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 2 0.1 0.3 0.4
1994-95 22 DET NHL 1 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.27 2.00 0.00 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.1 0.1 0.2
1996-97 24 DET NHL 49 0.04 0.10 0.14 0.05 1.06 0.82 2 5 7 2 21 2 32 4 -9 -0.1 2.2 2.0
1997-98 25 DET NHL 52 0.10 0.10 0.19 0.08 0.90 0.90 6 6 12 5 26 0 35 8 -1 0.4 2.4 2.8
1998-99 26 DET NHL 60 0.05 0.13 0.18 0.06 0.87 0.77 3 9 12 4 26 0 38 7 -5 0.6 1.2 1.8
1999-00 27 DET NHL 36 0.03 0.08 0.11 0.04 0.67 0.69 1 3 4 1 16 0 24 4 -4 0.0 0.5 0.6
2000-01 28 DET NHL 73 0.05 0.07 0.12 0.05 0.78 0.66 4 5 9 4 33 0 55 18 -4 0.0 2.4 2.4
2001-02 29 CAR NHL 79 0.04 0.14 0.18 0.06 0.94 0.87 3 12 15 5 57 4 78 25 0 0.2 3.4 3.6
2002-03 30 CAR NHL 77 0.04 0.08 0.12 0.04 1.17 0.86 3 7 10 4 38 2 84 25 -23 -0.2 1.9 1.7
2003-04 31 CAR NHL 49 0.06 0.10 0.16 0.06 0.76 1.04 4 6 10 4 29 2 38 12 1 0.3 2.2 2.4
2005-06 33 CAR NHL 71 0.08 0.27 0.35 0.12 0.87 0.85 6 18 24 8 54 2 91 41 2 1.5 2.5 4.0
2006-07 34 TOT NHL 80 0.05 0.15 0.20 0.07 0.94 0.78 4 12 16 5 50 0 96 35 -11 0.2 3.0 3.2
2006-07 34 NYR NHL 60 0.05 0.17 0.22 0.07 0.95 0.75 3 10 13 4 40 0 65 22 -3 0.3 2.6 2.9
2006-07 34 BOS NHL 20 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.05 0.90 0.85 1 2 3 1 10 0 31 13 -8 -0.1 0.4 0.3
2007-08 35 BOS NHL 65 0.08 0.12 0.20 0.07 0.83 1.05 6 9 15 6 53 8 57 21 9 0.4 3.5 4.0
2008-09 36 BOS NHL 65 0.05 0.11 0.15 0.05 0.68 0.82 3 7 10 4 50 1 48 15 16 -0.1 3.6 3.5
2009-10 37 TOT NHL 77 0.01 0.16 0.17 0.05 0.81 0.53 1 12 13 4 48 1 83 21 -15 -0.1 1.5 1.5
2009-10 37 CAR NHL 60 0.02 0.17 0.18 0.05 0.90 0.53 1 10 11 3 37 1 68 15 -17 0.0 0.9 0.9
2009-10 37 ANA NHL 17 0.00 0.12 0.12 0.03 0.47 0.53 0 2 2 1 11 0 15 6 2 -0.1 0.6 0.6
7 yrs DET NHL 276 0.06 0.10 0.16 0.06 0.86 0.76 17 30 47 17 126 2 185 41 -20 1.1 9.1 10.2
5 yrs CAR NHL 336 0.05 0.15 0.20 0.07 0.94 0.83 17 53 70 24 215 11 359 118 -37 1.8 10.9 12.7
3 yrs BOS NHL 150 0.06 0.11 0.17 0.06 0.77 0.92 10 18 28 10 113 9 136 49 17 0.2 7.5 7.7
1 yr NYR NHL 60 0.05 0.17 0.22 0.07 0.95 0.75 3 10 13 4 40 0 65 22 -3 0.3 2.6 2.9
1 yr ANA NHL 17 0.00 0.12 0.12 0.03 0.47 0.53 0 2 2 1 11 0 15 6 2 -0.1 0.6 0.6
Career NHL 839 0.05 0.13 0.18 0.06 0.88 0.81 47 113 160 56 505 22 760 236 -41 3.3 30.8 34.0

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1996-97 24 DET NHL SC 19 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
1998-99 26 DET NHL 8 0 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 82 10:15
1999-00 27 DET NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 23 8:36
2001-02 29 CAR NHL 23 1 1 2 1 0 22 1 0 0 0 23 4.3 488 21:12
2005-06 33 CAR NHL SC 25 2 3 5 2 0 18 2 0 0 0 18 11.1 542 22:42
2007-08 35 BOS NHL 6 0 1 1 0 -2 6 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 134 22:20
2008-09 36 BOS NHL 11 1 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 6 16.7 216 20:41
Career NHL 2 95 4 6 10 4 5 73 4 0 0 0 71 5.6 1485 20:32

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1988-89 16 Nepean Raiders ON-Jr.A 54 1 14 15 0 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1989-90 17 Nepean Raiders ON-Jr.A 52 6 33 39 0 85 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1990-91 18 University of Michigan CCHA 46 8 11 19 0 126 8 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 19 University of Michigan CCHA 42 7 12 19 0 64 7 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 20 University of Michigan CCHA 30 5 8 13 0 73 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 20 Canada Nat-Tm 4 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 21 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 58 4 12 16 0 87 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 22 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 76 11 24 35 0 87 11 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1995-96 23 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 74 5 10 15 0 133 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2004-05 32 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 8 0 3 3 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 3 Seasons AHL 208 20 46 66 0 307 20 0 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons CCHA 118 20 31 51 0 263 20 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Germany 8 0 3 3 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season Nat-Tm 4 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons ON-Jr.A 106 7 47 54 0 125 7 0 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1993-94 21 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 9 2 6 8 6
1994-95 22 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 0 1 1 0
1995-96 23 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 3 0 0 0 6
2004-05 32 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 11 1 1 2 16
Career 3 Seasons AHL 16 2 7 9 12
Career 1 Season Germany 11 1 1 2 16

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 15 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Aaron Ward 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.4 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.2
Scott Lachance 91.5 4.3 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 0.8 0.0
Gary Doak 90.9 4.9 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.5
Cory Sarich 90.0 4.4 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.3 -0.1
Murray Baron 89.4 4.6 4.1 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.2 2.2 1.7 1.4 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8
Luke Richardson 88.7 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.6 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.3 1.2
Igor Ulanov 87.7 5.1 4.6 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.0
Francis Bouillon 87.6 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.1 0.8
Fred Barrett 87.5 6.1 4.0 3.9 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.6
Marc Bergevin 87.3 4.6 4.2 4.1 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.0
Dean Kennedy 86.5 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.2 0.8
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Aaron Ward 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.4 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.2
Scott Lachance 91.5 4.3 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 0.8 0.0
Gary Doak 90.8 4.9 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.2
Cory Sarich 90.0 4.4 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.3 -0.1
Murray Baron 89.4 4.6 4.1 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.2 2.2 1.7 1.4 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8
Igor Ulanov 87.7 5.1 4.6 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.0
Francis Bouillon 87.6 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.1 0.8
Fred Barrett 87.5 6.1 4.0 3.9 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.6
Dean Kennedy 86.5 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.2 0.8
Larry Cahan 85.8 5.3 4.3 4.0 3.4 3.3 2.6 2.3 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.7
Ric Nattress 85.4 4.1 3.4 3.4 3.3 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.6 1.7 1.6 0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 11, 1993: Traded to Detroit by Winnipeg with Toronto's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Detroit selected John Jakopin) in 1993 Entry Draft for Paul Ysebaert and future considerations (Alan Kerr, June 18, 1993), June 11, 1993.

January 19, 2000: Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to shoulder injury vs. Vancouver, January 19, 2000.

July 9, 2001: Traded to Carolina by Detroit for Carolina's 2nd round choice (Jiri Hudler) in 2002 Entry Draft, July 9, 2001.

February 15, 2005: Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), February 15, 2005.

July 3, 2006: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2006.

February 27, 2007: Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for Paul Mara, February 27, 2007.

July 24, 2009: Traded to Carolina by Boston for Patrick Eaves and Carolina's 4th round choice (Craig Cunningham) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 24, 2009.

March 3, 2010: Traded to Anaheim by Carolina for Justin Pogge and Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Justin Shugg) in 2010 Entry Draft), March 3, 2010.

August 24, 2010: Officially announced his retirement, August 24, 2010.

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