Jason Ward (RW)
2009-10 NOTES: Attended the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) training camp…Assigned to Adirondack (AHL) on 9/28/09…Made his Adirondack debut and had one assist on 10/3/09 in the season opener vs. Worcester…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 child…Scored his first goal of the season, the game-winner and his 100th career AHL goal on 10/18/09 at Bridgeport…Missed one game due to injury on 10/24/09 at Albany…Tallied his second multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist on 11/1/09 vs. Syracuse…Scored a power play goal on 11/4/09 at Bridgeport…Scored a shorthanded goal on 11/28/09 at Hershey…Scored two goals, including the game-winner, and had one assist on 12/12/09 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Tallied his sixth goal of the year on 1/8/10 at Providence…Missed one game due to injury on 1/13/10 vs. Bridgeport…Recorded three assists on 1/22/10 at Binghamton…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)…Loaned by Tampa Bay to Norfolk on 11/08/08…Played in his 300th career AHL game on 11/15/08 at Manchester…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) … Acquired by Tampa Bay from Los Angeles in exchange for a 2007 fifth-round draft pick (LA selected Joshua Turnbull) on February 27 … Acquired by Los Angeles with Marc-Andre Cliché 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 … Led the Rangers with two shorthanded goals … Led the Rangers and tied for 13th in the NHL with 70 takeaways in 2005-06 … Netted his first career shorthanded goal on 11/26/05 with the Rangers versus Washington … Signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent on August 4, 2005. 2004-05: Hamilton (AHL) team captain … Ranked second in points and assists and was third in goals with Hamilton … Scored Hamilton’s 2,000th goal on 01/04/05 vs. St. John’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 … Winner of the AHL’s Les Cunningham Award as League Most Valuable Player … 2002-03 AHL First-Team All-Star … Led Hamilton in assists and points … Named Hamilton’s Man of the Year … Won the Hamilton Spector Most Valuable Player, Molson Cup and the H.E.C.F.I. Community Leadership Awards … Started in the 2003 AHL All-Star Classic on 02/03/03, recording one goal and one assist … Had an eleven-game point streak from 11/02 – 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 Montréal against the New York Rangers (Mike Richter). 1998-99:
Juniors: Played four years of junior hockey for Niagara Falls, Erie, Windsor and Plymouth…In 204 career OHL games he scored 222 points (88 goals, 134 assists) and 405 penalty minutes…Tallied 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 26 career OHL playoff games…Member of the Canadian Team that won the silver medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships…Skated with Team Canada at the 1998 World Junior Championships.
Career Notes: Born in Chapleau, Ontario …Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st Round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft…Made his professional debut with Fredericton (AHL) in the 1997-98 season on an amateur tryout…Made his NHL debut with Montreal during the 1999-00 season…Reached the 2003 Calder Cup Finals with the Hamilton Bulldogs, but lost in seven games to the Houston Aeros.