Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, announced today that forward Brian Ward has signed an American Hockey League contract with the Binghamton Devils for the 2018-2019 season.
Ward, 26, heads to the AHL after playing the last two seasons in Glens Falls. The 6-foot-1 center scored 27 regular season goals during the 2016-2017 campaign and topped that number to pot 30 goals last year, the highest single-season goal total in Adirondack Thunder history. Ward has added 12 points (6-6-12) throughout his Kelly Cup Playoffs career to bring his total to 114 career points (63-51-114) with the Thunder, ranking second only to current Thunder forward James Henry.
Prior to skating with the Thunder, the Haverhill, MA native played three seasons at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Ward did not miss a game in his collegiate career, totaling 70 points (27-43-70) from 122 games played while leading the Saints in scoring during the 2014-15 season.
Ward has previously seen action with four different American League clubs – the Charlotte Checkers, Albany Devils, Utica Comets and Providence Bruins – and has recorded two assists in his AHL career.
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