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Joel Ward (born December 2, 1980 in North York, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger that currently plays for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Minnesota Wild for one season and the Nashville Predators for three seasons before signing a four-year contract worth $12 million with the Washington Capitals on July 1, 2011. He is African American and is one of a small number of black hockey players in the league.

Joel Ward
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Born (1980-12-02) December 2, 1980 (age 38)
North York, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Nashville Predators
Minnesota Wild
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

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