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Cam Ward Nominated for King Clancy Trophy

Monday, 03.24.2008 / 3:28 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Cam Ward Nominated for King Clancy Trophy

Goaltender’s involvement includes Special Olympics, Produce for Better Health

RALEIGH, NC— The Carolina Hurricanes announced Tuesday that goaltender Cam Ward has been selected by his teammates as Carolina’s nominee for the 2007-08 King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The annual award goes “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy contribution in his community.”

In just three seasons with the Hurricanes, Ward has become an important figure in the Triangle community, becoming involved in several causes close to his heart. Prior to the 2006-07 season, he established his own program with Special Olympics North Carolina, “Cam’s Champs,” to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. Ward, who first became involved with Special Olympics while playing junior hockey for the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL), donates $4 for every save he makes to SONC, and hosts Special Olympics athletes at Hurricanes home games throughout the season. He also serves as a spokesperson for SONC, encouraging the general public to join the cause.

In addition to his work with Special Olympics, Ward also served as the spokesperson for the Produce for Better Health Foundation’s “More Matters” campaign this year, encouraging people to make fruits and vegetables parts of their diets. Ward also visited the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Development and Interact to represent the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation in presenting a grant check to the center, and took an underprivileged child from Durham holiday shopping at Target in December, spending his own money to make it a special holiday for the child and his family. Along with hosting Special Olympics athletes at Hurricanes games this year, Ward also hosted meet-and-greets with members of Impact a Hero, a group for wounded U.S. soldiers, after several home games this season, and helped a dream come true for a young Hurricanes fan whose father was killed in Afghanistan, spending time with the young man after the team’s Military Appreciation Night. Ward is also involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and spoke to several hundred members of that organization during this season.

Ward, 24, is 35-22-4 this season with a 2.77 goals-against average and .903 save percentage. He currently ranks fourth in the NHL in wins (35) and tied for fifth in shutouts (4). Carolina’s first-round draft pick (25th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Ward has a career regular-season record of 79-51-12 with a 2.99 goals-against average and six shutouts. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs, going 15-8 with a 2.14 goals-against average and two shutouts in 23 post-season contests to help Carolina win the Stanley Cup.

Past winners of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy include former Hurricanes player and current Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development Ron Francis.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
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10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72