Ward signs three-year deal with Sharks

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - SAN JOSE, CALIF.

The San Jose Sharks signed vet­eran for­ward Joel Ward to a three-year con­tract Fri­day.

Ward had 19 goals and 15 as­sists last sea­son with Washington. He also had three goals and six as­sists in 14 play­off games.

Ward ranked third on the Cap­i­tals with six power-play goals and sec­ond on the team with four game-win­ning goals.

It was the sec­ond straight sea­son he played in all 82 reg­u­larsea­son games.

The 34-year-old Ward has 97 goals and 123 as­sists in 517 ca­reer games with Min­nesota, Nashville and Washington.

He also rep­re­sented Canada at the 2014 World Cham­pi­onships, fin­ish­ing with six goals and three as­sists in eight games.

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