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  Nathan Ward

Nathan Ward

Player Profile


Edmonton, Alb.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195



3 L

Last Team:
Weyburn (SJHL)

Junior (2004-05): Named team tri-captain along with Bo Cheesman and Steve McJannet...Awarded the co-team MVP along with Jeff Jakaitis...Appeared in all 38 games...Second on the team with 17 points and nine goals...The highlight of his season was a two-goal, one-assist performance in the Lakers' 3-2 victory over Miami (2/11), a game which was televised on FSN-Detroit...Named team's most-valuable forward...Scored two goals in a 5-1 win over Bowling Green (10/29).

Sophomore (2003-04): Named Alternate Captain for the 2003-04 season...Appeared in 35 contests...Fifth on the team in total scoring with 15 points...Scored the game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory over Bowling Green (11/14)...Had two assists in a 4-2 victory over Ferris State (2/28)...Penalized three times for six minutes.

Freshman (2002-03): One of only two freshmen to play in all 38 contests...Ranked third among freshmen in scoring with 10 points...Scored first career goal in a 5-2 loss to Ohio State (11/9)....Netted his first career game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Bowling Green (2/28)...Scored the game-tying goal in a 2-2 tie against St. Lawrence (12/14).

Prior to LSSU: Played two seasons with the Weyburn Red Wings of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL)...Received the Graham Christie Memorial Award and totaled 31 goals and 48 assists in 63 contests in 2001-02...Went to the Royal Bank Cup in 2000-01...Played for the British Columbia Junior Hockey League champion Penticton Panthers in 1999-2000...Played three seasons with the South Side Athletic Club.

Personal: Son of Gerald and Vera Ward...Graduated from WP Wagner High School (Edmonton, Alb.) in 1999...Enjoys golf and camping...Majoring in business administration...Born December 8, 1981.

All About Nathan:

Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite TV show: Everybody Loves Raymond
Favorite song and band: "Under the Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
What I want to do after I graduate: Start a business
Favorite food: Perogies
Favorite things to do during the off season: Weight lift, golf, water ski, tennis
Motto I live by: Good work ethic
Best part of Taffy Abel Arena: The history it holds and everything that has been done in the past
Advice I would give to youngsters: Never quit
Most memorable college highlight: Playing at the Joe (Joe Louis Arena)
Most memorable hockey highlight: Playing in the Royal Bank Cup
Best part of playing for Lake Superior State: Starting from the ground up
Worst fear: Underachieving
The most important lesson I have learned: Always keep a hard work ethic
Favorite NHL team: Edmonton Oilers

Career Statistics
Season G.P. Goals Assists Points PIM
2002-03 38 6 4 10 12
2003-04 35 5 10 15 6
2004-05 38 9 8 17 34
Career 111 20 22 42 52

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