September 1, 1906|
Fort William, ON, CAN
|Died||November 15, 1990
Portland, OR, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Maroons
James William Ward (b. September 1, 1906 in Fort William, Ontario - d. November 15, 1990 in Portland, Oregon) was a right winger in the NHL from 1928 - 1939. Jimmy Ward's son, Pete Ward, played nine seasons of professional baseball, winning TSN Rookie Of The Year honors in 1963 while playing for the Chicago White Sox.
He played his entire NHL career in Montreal. It began in the 1928 season with the Montreal Maroons. He would stay with the English Montreal team until they folded following the 1938 season. Along the way he scored 10 or more goals in 10 of 11 seasons during a time when the regular season was only 48 games long. He won the Stanley Cup in 1935. He played in the Ace Bailey Benefit Game in 1934 and the Howie Morenz Memorial Game in 1937. When the Maroons folded he joined the rival Montreal Canadiens for the 1939 season.