Jimmy Ward

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Jimmy Ward
Born (1906-09-01)September 1, 1906
Fort William, ON, CAN
Died November 15, 1990(1990-11-15) (aged 84)
Portland, OR, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Maroons
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1927–1939

James William Ward (born 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1940 he served as a player/coach of the New Haven Eagles of the IAHL. He would later serve as head coach of the PCHL's Portland Eagles and Portland Penguins.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1925–26 Kenora Thistles TBSHL 16 10 3 13 16
1926–27 Fort William Forts TBSHL 20 18 5 23 20 2 0 0 0 0
1927–28 Montreal Maroons NHL 42 10 2 12 44 9 1 1 2 6
1928–29 Montreal Maroons NHL 43 14 8 22 46
1929–30 Montreal Maroons NHL 44 10 7 17 54 4 0 1 1 12
1930–31 Montreal Maroons NHL 41 14 8 22 52 2 0 0 0 2
1931–32 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 19 19 38 39 4 2 1 3 0
1932–33 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 16 17 33 52 2 0 0 0 0
1933–34 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 14 9 23 46 4 0 0 0 0
1934–35 Montreal Maroons NHL 41 9 6 15 24 7 1 1 2 0
1935–36 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 12 19 31 30 3 0 0 0 6
1936–37 Montreal Maroons NHL 40 14 14 28 34
1937–38 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 11 15 26 34
1938–39 Montreal Canadiens NHL 36 4 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
1939–40 New Haven Eagles IAHL 49 5 14 19 28
NHL totals 527 147 127 274 455 36 4 4 8 26

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