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Cam Ward Nominated for King Clancy Trophy

Award honors player for leadership, contribution in community

Wednesday, 04.6.2011 / 4:52 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Cam Ward Nominated for King Clancy Trophy

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that goaltender Cam Ward has been selected by his teammates as Carolina’s nominee for the 2010-11 King Clancy Memorial Trophy. It marks the second time that Ward has been nominated for this honor, which is annually awarded to the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy contribution in his community.”

On the ice, Ward has posted a record of 35-25-10 this season, with a 2.59 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. The Saskatoon, Sask., native established a new franchise record for saves this season, stopping 2,102 shots to lead all NHL netminders. Ward, 27, also ranks tied for first among NHL goaltenders in games played (71), tied for fifth in wins (35) and ninth in save percentage (.922). Carolina’s first-round pick (25th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Ward played in his first NHL All-Star Game in January, and has also established new franchise records in career games played by a goaltender (343) and career minutes played by a goaltender (19,555).

In six seasons with the Hurricanes, Ward has become a prominent figure in the Triangle community, and is involved in a number of local causes throughout the year, particularly assisting athletes with special needs. Through his Cam’s Champs program, established prior to the 2006-07 season, Cam now provides an all-inclusive luxury suite for 40 home games at the RBC Center to organizations including Special Olympics North Carolina, Miracle League of the Triangle, Triangle Special Hockey and 19 other groups. Ward, who initially became involved with Special Olympics while playing junior hockey for the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL), also hosts a number of post-game meet-and-greets with Special Olympics athletes after games, taking pictures, signing autographs and spending time with the individuals and their families.

In addition to his work with Cam’s Champs, Ward has assisted in several other causes this season, including the Hurricanes’ Hockey is for Everyone team, the Capital City Crew. Ward also participated in the Kids ‘N Community Foundation’s featured annual events, including the golf tournament and Skate With The Canes, and he created the top-fundraising player basket at the Foundation’s annual Casino Night, including several unique items and a meet-and-greet in his basket. In December, Ward participated in the team’s annual hospital visits, and during the NHL’s All-Star Weekend in January, the netminder took part in the opening of the Companions in Courage Lion’s Den at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

Past winners of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy include former Hurricanes player and current Associate Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Ron Francis.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
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10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81