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Looks Like Cam Ward Will Stay In Carolina

 

added 11:24am, Done deal, press release is below...

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed goaltender Cam Ward to a two-year contract extension. The deal will pay Ward $3.5 million in the 2016-17 season and $3.1 million in 2017-18.

“Cam has been a major face of the Hurricanes both on the ice and in our community for more than a decade,” said Francis. “We are happy he has chosen to continue his career in Carolina.”

Ward, 32, finished the 2015-16 season with a 23-17-10 record, a 2.41 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 52 games played. His 2.41 goals-against average was his second-best single-season mark of his career, and his wins and games played totals were his best since 2011-12. After missing time due to injury in December, Ward returned to the net on Dec. 18, and, from then until the end of the season, posted an NHL seventh-best 2.19 goals-against average, while compiling a 14-9-7 record and .919 save percentage in 30 games played.

Drafted by the Hurricanes in the first round, 25th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Ward is the Carolina franchise’s all-time leader in wins (269), shutouts (23) and games played by a goaltender (564). He ranks sixth among active NHL goaltenders and 43rd in league history in wins, and is fifth among active goaltenders in games played. Ward’s 269 wins with the Hurricanes ranks third among active goaltenders with one team, and 17th in league history with one team. In 2006, Ward (6’1”, 185 lbs.) backstopped Carolina to the Stanley Cup championship and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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ilovehomers's avatar

Paging Mr. Holland…....

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/16/16 at 09:58 AM ET

dreamsofhope's avatar

Ha!

Posted by dreamsofhope from Colorado on 06/16/16 at 09:58 AM ET

The Meal's avatar

Looks like Jimmy is going to be the Wings exposed goalie for the Vegas expansion draft.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 06/16/16 at 10:24 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Done deal, press release added to post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/16 at 10:28 AM ET

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Wut

Posted by neffernin on 06/16/16 at 10:32 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Holland’s options are getting mighty slim when it comes to dumping contracts this off-season.

Posted by Hootinani on 06/16/16 at 10:57 AM ET

Paul's avatar

What I have been readint HO and nothing is official yet, every team will have to expose one goalie for the expansion draft.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/16 at 11:08 AM ET

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No trade clauses can be exposed
No move clauses can not
From what I’ve read Dats is the only no move clause.
Not sure if that is 100 percent correct

Posted by DieByTheWing on 06/16/16 at 11:46 AM ET

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Ward signed at $3.3M Cap Hit, so if Holland can move Jimmy and retain $2M/year (or less) would you do it? Howards Cap Hit being 5.29/yr for 3 yrs

IMO Howard is better than Ward at this point in their careers so if that is the price for Wards level of talent could Holland move Jimmy to team X? If moving him demands that he keep $2M/yr he still needs a #2 Goalie and unless its Coreau how much will they cost, if its more than $1-2m/yr are the Wings better of keeping Howard?

Posted by holdt on 06/16/16 at 11:59 AM ET

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If Holland keeps $2M of Howard’s salary then he seriously needs to be fired right away.

From what I’ve read Dats is the only no move clause.
Not sure if that is 100 percent correct

Yep, that’s correct.

 

Posted by Garth on 06/16/16 at 01:25 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

If anyone thought Howard might go to Carolina….well, you were incredibly optimistic.  To put it lightly.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/16/16 at 01:29 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I only thought of CAR as a Datsyuk salary dump destination.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/16/16 at 01:36 PM ET

mattimeo's avatar

Bryzgalov wants back in the NHL, trade howie to whoever wants him and sign bryz for 1 mill? ha

Posted by mattimeo on 06/16/16 at 01:50 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Bryzgalov wants back in the NHL, trade howie to whoever wants him and sign bryz for 1 mill? ha

Posted by mattimeo on 06/16/16 at 02:50 PM ET

Shhhhh….

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/16/16 at 10:31 PM ET

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