NHL goaltender who won the Conn Smythe Trophy for Playoff MVP in 2006, while leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a Stanley Cup Championship.
He was named to his first career NHL All-Star Game in 2011.
He was teammates with Matt Cullen on the Carolina Hurricanes from 2007 to 2010.
He played six seasons between the WHL and AHL before making his NHL debut with the Hurricanes in 2005.
He has two children, Nolan and Nyla, with his wife Cody Ward.
- The meaning of the name Ward: Guardian