Aaron Ward Retires after 15 NHL Seasons

John TaboneCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 09:  Aaron Ward #4 of the Anaheim Ducks skates during warm-up prior to their NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Honda Center on March 9, 2010 in Anaheim, California. The Blue Jackets defeated the Ducks 5-2.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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Aaron Ward, the 37-year-old defenseman from Windsor, Ontario, has decided to hang up his skates after playing 15 NHL seasons.

After being drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1991, Ward played for the Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, and Anaheim Ducks.

A steady defenseman, Ward registered 44 goals and 151 points in 839 regular season games and four goals and 10 points in 95 playoff games.

He won three Stanley Cups with Detroit (1997 and 1998) and Carolina (2006).