The Anaheim Ducks have acquired veteran defenseman Aaron Ward from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goalie Justin Pogge and a fourth-round draft pick in the 2010 or 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
"Aaron Ward brings valuable experience and is a proven winner with three Stanley Cup championships," said Ducks GM Bob Murray. "We are pleased to bring him on board."
Ward, 37), appeared in 60 games for the Hurricanes this season, collecting one goal, 11 assists and 54 penalty minutes.
Originally selected by Winnipeg in the first round (fifth overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Ward has played 15 NHL seasons with Detroit (1993-01), Carolina (2001-06, 09-10), New York Rangers (2006-07), and Boston (2007-09). In 822 career NHL games, Ward has recorded 44 goals, 105 assists, 149 points and 728 penalty minutes.
Pogge, 23, went 12-7-3 with one shutout, a 2.57 goals-against average (GAA) and .920 save percentage (SV%) in 23 games for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season.
Pogge was originally selected by Toronto in the third round (90th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
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