The Hurricanes today announced that goaltender Cam Ward has been selected by his teammates as Carolina’s nominee for the 2010-11 King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
It's the second time that Ward has been nominated for this honor, annually awarded to the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy contribution in his community.
On the ice, Ward has posted a record of 35-25-10 this season, with a 2.59 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. The Saskatoon, Sask., native established a new franchise record for saves this season, stopping 2,102 shots to lead all NHL netminders. Ward, 27, also ranks tied for first among NHL goaltenders in games played (71), tied for fifth in wins (35) and ninth in save percentage (.922).
Ward is active in the Triangle community and is involved in a number of local causes, particularly assisting athletes with special needs. Through his Cam’s Champs program, Ward provides a suite for 40 home games at the RBC Center to organizations including Special Olympics North Carolina, Miracle League of the Triangle, Triangle Special Hockey and 19 other groups.