Boston Bruins defenceman Aaron Ward, left, tangles with Buffalo Sabres center Jochen Hecht of Germany as they battle for the puck in the first period of their NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday Nov. 1, 2007. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Charles Krupa
BOSTON - The Boston Bruins have signed defenceman Aaron Ward to a multi-year contract extension.
The three-time Stanley Cup champion had 13 points (5-8) in 65 regular season games for the Bruins last season. He also registered a career high plus-nine rating, led the team in blocked shots (119) and finished third on the team in hits (143).
The 35-year-old Ottawa native has 128 points (40-88) in 697 career NHL games over 13 seasons with Detroit, Carolina, New York and Boston.
He was selected fifth overall in the 1991 NHL draft by the Winnipeg Jets.