Michael Ward

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
196
Born: 
08/13/1989
Age: 
24
Hometown: 
Shippagan, NB
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7 (#197) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Projects As: 
Top 6 Defenseman

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2007
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
7
Pick No.: 
197
Draft Team: 
Lewiston (QMJHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned

Bio

History: 

Junior Career

Although being selected with a relatively high draft choice, in the 2nd Round 22nd overall by Lewiston in the 2006 QMJHL Midget Draft, Michael Ward saw relatively little action in his rookie season of major junior hockey. The fact he was drafted that high, however, was notable considering he was passed over the year before in the QMJHL Draft. In 2006-2007 Ward played sparing minutes on the Maineiacs third pairing totaling 7 assists and 39 penalty minutes in 58 games helping the talented stacked Lewiston team to win the QMJHL championship and make a Memorial Cup appearance. In the playoffs, Ward added a single assist and 16 penalty minutes in 11 games. At season's end he was ranked the 156th best skating prospect by the NHL' Central Scouting Service and he was selected in the 7th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Lightning.

Professional Career

Because Ward has played so little major junior hockey to this point in his career, expect him to need a full two seasons of development in the QMJHL before the Lightning make a signing decision.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2006-2007 Lewiston MAINEiacsQMJHL58 0 77 39|Playoffs11 0 11 16 
  Lewiston MAINEiacsM-Cup3 0 00 0|        
 2007-2008 Lewiston MAINEiacsQMJHL70 4 1620 91|Playoffs5 0 33 13 
 2008-2009 Lewiston MAINEiacsQMJHL35 4 1317 52|        
  Cape Breton Screaming EaglesQMJHL30 3 1417 53|Playoffs11 1 56 16 
 2009-2010 Cape Breton Screaming EaglesQMJHL19 0 1515 22|        
 2010-2011 Acadia Univ.CIS23 0 1010 38|Playoffs6 0 00
 2011-2012 Acadia Univ.CIS28 7 916 88|Playoffs3 0 00
 2012-2013 Acadia Univ.CIS23 2 46 42|Playoffs7 1 34
 2013-2014 Lamèque Au Ptit MousseNESHL23 9 2736 20|Playoffs12 5 813 32 
 2014-2015 Rivière-du-Loup 3LLNAH4 0 11 8|        

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