Jason Ward (RW)
2009-10 NOTES: Attended the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) training campâ€¦Assigned to Adirondack (AHL) on 9/28/09â€¦Made his Adirondack debut and had one assist on 10/3/09 in the season opener vs. Worcesterâ€¦Returned to the lineup and assisted on the game-winning goal on 10/16/09 vs. Hershey after missing two games due to the birth of his third childâ€¦Scored his first goal of the season, the game-winner and his 100th career AHL goal on 10/18/09 at Bridgeportâ€¦Missed one game due to injury on 10/24/09 at Albanyâ€¦Tallied his second multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist on 11/1/09 vs. Syracuseâ€¦Scored a power play goal on 11/4/09 at Bridgeportâ€¦Scored a shorthanded goal on 11/28/09 at Hersheyâ€¦Scored two goals, including the game-winner, and had one assist on 12/12/09 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scrantonâ€¦Tallied his sixth goal of the year on 1/8/10 at Providenceâ€¦Missed one game due to injury on 1/13/10 vs. Bridgeportâ€¦Recorded three assists on 1/22/10 at Binghamtonâ€¦Scored the Phantoms only goal and played in his 350th career AHL game on 1/24/10 at Rochester.
2008-09: Split the season between Tampa Bay (NHL) and Norfolk (AHL)â€¦Loaned by Tampa Bay to Norfolk on 11/08/08â€¦Played in his 300th career AHL game on 11/15/08 at Manchesterâ€¦Suffered a lower-body injury on 12/31/08 at Portland and missed the rest of the season. 2007-08: Ranked fifth with the Lightning in games played (79) â€¦ Acquired by Tampa Bay from Los Angeles in exchange for a 2007 fifth-round draft pick (LA selected Joshua Turnbull) on February 27 â€¦ Acquired by Los Angeles with Marc-Andre ClichÃ© and Jan Marek from the New York Rangers in exchange for Sean Avery and John Seymour on 2007. 2005-06: Established NHL career highs in games played (81), goals (10), assists (18) and points (28) with the New York Rangers â€¦ Led the Rangers with two shorthanded goals â€¦ Led the Rangers and tied for 13th in the NHL with 70 takeaways in 2005-06 â€¦ Netted his first career shorthanded goal on 11/26/05 with the Rangers versus Washington â€¦ Signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent on August 4, 2005. 2004-05: Hamilton (AHL) team captain â€¦ Ranked second in points and assists and was third in goals with Hamilton â€¦ Scored Hamiltonâ€™s 2,000th goal on 01/04/05 vs. St. Johnâ€™s. 2002-03: Led the AHL in goal scoring (12) and points (21) during the 2003 Calder Cup Playoffs as Hamilton advanced to the Calder Cup Finals â€¦ Winner of the AHLâ€™s Les Cunningham Award as League Most Valuable Player â€¦ 2002-03 AHL First-Team All-Star â€¦ Led Hamilton in assists and points â€¦ Named Hamiltonâ€™s Man of the Year â€¦ Won the Hamilton Spector Most Valuable Player, Molson Cup and the H.E.C.F.I. Community Leadership Awards â€¦ Started in the 2003 AHL All-Star Classic on 02/03/03, recording one goal and one assist â€¦ Had an eleven-game point streak from 11/02 â€“ 11/22/02. 1999-2000: Scored his first career NHL goal on his first NHL shot during his first NHL shift on 12/03/99 with MontrÃ©al against the New York Rangers (Mike Richter). 1998-99:
Juniors: Played four years of junior hockey for Niagara Falls, Erie, Windsor and Plymouthâ€¦In 204 career OHL games he scored 222 points (88 goals, 134 assists) and 405 penalty minutesâ€¦Tallied 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 26 career OHL playoff gamesâ€¦Member of the Canadian Team that won the silver medal at the 1999 World Junior Championshipsâ€¦Skated with Team Canada at the 1998 World Junior Championships.
Career Notes: Born in Chapleau, Ontario â€¦Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st Round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draftâ€¦Made his professional debut with Fredericton (AHL) in the 1997-98 season on an amateur tryoutâ€¦Made his NHL debut with Montreal during the 1999-00 seasonâ€¦Reached the 2003 Calder Cup Finals with the Hamilton Bulldogs, but lost in seven games to the Houston Aeros.