Steve Ward (ice hockey)

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Steve Ward
Born (1986-02-13) February 13, 1986 (age 31)
Scarborough, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Nottingham Panthers
Albany River Rats
San Antonio Rampage
Norfolk Admirals
Portland Pirates
Peoria Rivermen
Alaska Aces
Florida Everblades
Reading Royals
Charlotte Checkers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Steve Ward (born February 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for the Nottingham Panthers in the EIHL.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Following the 2013–14 spent with the Brampton Beast of the Central Hockey League, Ward signed with the Nottingham Panthers to play the 2014–15 season in the Elite Ice Hockey League.[2]


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