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Nathan Ward
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Team
F. Teams
Flint Generals
Manchester Phoenix
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born December 8 1981 (1981-12-08) (age 34),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Pro Career 2002 – present

Nathan Ward (born December 8, 1981 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently playing for Flint Generals after being released by the Manchester Phoenix.

CareerEdit

Ward's senior level career began with his move into the NCAA for Lake Superior State University. Ward established himself quickly, and in his first season managed to score 10 points in 38 games.

Ward would continue to be a key player for LSSU, and in the following three seasons totalled 54 points, missing only a handful of games. After Ward had finished playing for LSSU, he moved to sign for the Odessa Jackalopes in the Central Hockey League. Despite it being Ward's first professional hockey season, he averaged almost a point every two games. This productivity persuaded the Jackalopes to re-sign Ward for the 2007-08 term. Ward would improve again, this time managing 63 points in 64 games, and helping the Jackalopes into the post-season.

In the summer of 2008, Ward took the decision to play his hockey outside North America for the first time, signing with the Manchester Phoenix to play under head coach Tony Hand. Ward moved to Manchester in July 2008 along with his Jackalopes team-mate Alex Dunn. A successful season would follow in Manchester, with the organisation reaching both domestic cup finals and making the play-offs. Ward was key to the success, proving himsel as a playmaker and goalscorer. Despite the team's on-ice improvement, financial problems continued and the Phoenix moved into the EPL at the end of the season. This would considerably limit the budget available, and consequently much of the senior squad, including Ward, was released and signed on 25 September 2009 by Flint Generals.[1]

Career statsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002-03 Lake Superior State University NCAA 38 6 4 10 12 - - - - -
2003-04 Lake Superior State University NCAA 35 5 10 15 6 - - - - -
2004-05 Lake Superior State University NCAA 38 9 8 17 34 - - - - -
2005-06 Lake Superior State University NCAA 36 8 14 22 29 - - - - -
2006-07 Odessa Jackalopes CHL 62 9 21 30 32 - - - - -
2007-08 Odessa Jackalopes CHL 64 20 43 63 40 7 0 2 2 8
2008-09 Manchester Phoenix EIHL 68 18 38 56 51 2
Career Totals 341 75 138 213 204 9 0 2 2 8
  • Includes league/post season games only, correct up to 10/07/09

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