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June 16, 2016 | 11:25am ET
Canes re-sign Ward to 2-year contract

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed goaltender Cam Ward to a two-year, $6.6 million contract.

Ward, 32, will earn $3.5 million next season and $3.1 million in 2017-18. His deal also includes a limited no-trade clause.

"Cam has been a major face of the Hurricanes both on the ice and in our community for more than a decade," said Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. "We are happy he has chosen to continue his career in Carolina."

In 52 games with the Hurricanes this past season, Ward registered a 23-17-10 record, a 2.41 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage.

Drafted by 25th overall by the Hurricanes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Ward is the Carolina franchise's all-time leader in wins (269), shutouts (23) and games played by a goaltender (564).

He ranks sixth among active NHL goaltenders and 43rd in League history in wins, and is fifth among active goaltenders in games played.

In 2006, Ward backstopped Carolina to the Stanley Cup championship and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


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