September 23, 1968 |
Leduc, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks (1992–1994)
Los Angeles Kings (1994)
Toronto Maple Leafs (1995)
Buffalo Sabres (1995–2000)
Boston Bruins (2000–2001)
New York Rangers (2002–2003)
|NHL Draft||128th overall, 1988
Dixon Ward is the only North Dakota Fighting Sioux player to record 100 goals and 100 assists for his career. After playing four seasons with the University of North Dakota, Ward joined the Canucks for the 1992–93 season. Ward spent short periods of time with the Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, and Toronto Maple Leafs before joining the Buffalo Sabres, with whom he had his greatest success. Ward played four full seasons with Sabres, including 1998–99 when he scored 20 goals in the regular season and 7 more during the team's run to the Stanley Cup finals.
Ward later played one season each with the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers after which he retired in 2003. In his NHL career, Ward appeared in 537 games, scoring 95 goals and adding 129 assists. He also appeared in 62 playoff games, scoring 14 goals and recording 20 assists.
As of 2010, Ward is a VP with the Okanagan Hockey School in Penticton, BC.
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Second Team||1990–91|
|All-WCHA Second Team||1991–92|
- Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (most valuable player in Calder Cup (American Hockey League) playoffs): 1995–96 season
- Calder Cup champion with the Rochester Americans in the 1995–96 season.
|Winner of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
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