Steve Ward (ice hockey)
February 13, 1986 |
Scarborough, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Albany River Rats
San Antonio Rampage
Following five seasons of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League where he played with 249 games with the Sarnia Sting and Plymouth Whalers, Ward turned professional in 2007, splitting his rookie 2007–08 season between the Florida Everblades of the ECHL and Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Ward played in all seven games played by Albany during the 2008 Calder Cup playoffs, including the longest game in AHL history which occurred on April 24, 2008 during game five of the East Division Semifinals against the Philadelphia Phantoms, which continued 2:58 into the fifth overtime period before Philadelphia scored to end the marathon game.
Ward went on to play seven seasons of professional hockey in North American, including 55 regular-season and playoff games in the AHL, and 372 regular-season and playoff games in the ECHL. From 2010 to 2013, Ward played with the Alaska Aces, helping his team capture the Brabham Cup three times as the ECHL regular-season champion, and also winning the 2011 Kelly Cup in as the ECHL playoff champions.
- "Phantoms win longest game in AHL history". American Hockey League. 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
- "Defenseman Steve Ward makes it three signings in a week". Nottingham Panthers. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
- Steve Ward career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Steve Ward career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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