SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract Friday.
Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington. He also had three goals and six assists in 14 playoff games.
"Joel is a quality veteran player who can score but also plays an extremely hard-nosed brand of hockey," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson. "He meshes well with our core group of forwards and has a strong track record of playing his best hockey at crucial times of the season."