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Joel Ward
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Ward with the San Jose Sharks in 2016
Born December 2, 1980 (1980-12-02) (age 41)
North York, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
Washington Capitals
San Jose Sharks
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–2018

Joel Ward (born December 2, 1980 in North York, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger that currently plays for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Minnesota Wild for one season and the Nashville Predators for three seasons before signing a four-year contract worth $12 million with the Washington Capitals on July 1, 2011. He is African American and is one of a small number of black hockey players in the league.

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