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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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
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10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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