Head­ing west

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

For­mer UPEI Pan­thers for­ward Joel Ward signed a three-year con­tract with the San Jose Sharks on Fri­day. Ward had 19 goals and 15 as­sists last sea­son with Washington be­fore adding three goals and six as­sists in 14 play­off games. “Joel is a qual­ity vet­eran player who can score but also plays an ex­tremely hard-nosed brand of hockey,” Sharks gen­eral man­ager Doug Wil­son said.The 34-year-old Ward has 97 goals and 123 as­sists in 517 ca­reer games with Min­nesota, Nashville and Washington.

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