Back on February 11, news broke at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Men’s Hockey Alumni Day that former Capitals forward Joel Ward considered himself as being retired from professional hockey.
An NHL source later told RMNB that Ward wasn’t “officially” retired, something the forward himself confirmed via Color of Hockey. “No, I haven’t officially retired,” Ward said in an email to the website. “I’m always open to catch on a team.”
If Ward has his way, that team might be the Toronto Maple Leafs. And for good reason.