Joel Ward was undrafted out of the OHL, played four years of Canada university hockey -- but now is four wins away from lifting the Stanley Cup.
The 32-year-old forward split this past season with the Boston Bruins and their AHL affiliate in Providence. His five-year, $9 million contract was set to expire in July making him an unrestricted free agent.
The Blues have important decisions to make on free agents like David Backes, and also what to do with coach Ken Hitchcock.
The rosters are set and Canada enters the World Cup of Hockey as the prohibitive favorite to win it all. But don't be surprised if some lesser lights give Canada a scare somewhere along the way.
These are the final rosters for the eight teams taking part in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
The 21-year-old Washington Captials prospect was assessed a five-minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct for his hit on Kasperi Kapanen.
So just how good is the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft, Auston Matthews? Well, he’s so good that apparently he can skate uphill. When Peter Chiarelli and Stan Bowman, the two men most responsible for putting …
Christian Ehrhoff, Luca Sbisa, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Marian Gaborik, Nino Niederreiter and Tobias Rieder were added to Team Europe’s 23-man roster on Friday.