Cam Ward

As a rookie in 2005-06, Cam Ward backed up Martin Gerber.  The Hurricanes made the playoffs, and Gerber struggled, prompting Ward to take over between the pipes.  He proceeded to go on the greatest run of his life, where he won 15 Games with a 2.14 GAA.  Carolina won the Stanley Cup, and Ward would win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the best player in the post-season.

Ward would be the primary goalie for Carolina for the next 11 seasons, albeit with varying degrees of success.  The Goalie would twice finish seventh in Vezina Trophy voting, though the second time that occurred, he should have received more votes.  That season (2010-11), the Saskatchewan native was an All-Star, and led all netminders in Games Played, Saves, Minutes Played, and Goalie Point Shares, and was a true workhorse. 

Ward played with the Canes until 2018, and he finished his career with the Chicago Blackhawks for one year before retiring.  He would have 334 Wins over his career.

Internationally, he represented Canada in three World Hockey Championships, and would win one Gold and one Silver Medal.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Goalie
  • Played For: Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Canada (2007, 2008 & 2012 World Hockey Championship)
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Conn Smythe Trophy (2006)

    All-Star (2011)

    Most Saves (2010-11)

    Most Minutes (2010-11)

    Most Goalie Point Shares (2010-11)

    Most Point Shares (2010-11)

    Stanley Cup Rings (Carolina Hurricanes 2006)

    World Hockey Championship Gold Medal (Canada, 2007)

    World Hockey Championship Silver Medal (Canada, 2008)

Should Cam Ward be in the Hall of Fame?

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Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
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No way! - 100%
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