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Jimmy Ward

James William "Jimmy" Ward (born September 1, 1906 in Fort William, Ontario - November 15 1990 Portland, Oregon) was a right winger in the NHL from 1928 - 1939.

Playing Career[]

He played his entire NHL career in Montreal. It began in the 1928 season with the Montreal Maroons. He would stay with the English Montreal team until they folded following the 1938 season. Along the way he scored 10 or more goals in 10 of 11 seasons during a time when the regular season was only 48 games long. He won the Stanley Cup in 1935. He played in the Ace Bailey Benefit Game in 1934 and the Howie Morenz Memorial Game in 1937. When the Maroons folded he joined the rival Montreal Canadiens for the 1939 season.

Coaching Career[]

In 1940 he served as a player/coach of the New Haven Eagles of the International-American Hockey League. He would later serve as head coach of the PCHL's Portland Eagles and Portland Penguins.

Awards & Achievements[]

  • Played in the All Star Game in benefit of Ace Bailey.
  • Played in the All Star Game in benefit of Howie Morenz's family.


  • Jimmy Ward's son, Pete Ward, played nine seasons of professional baseball, winning The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award honors in 1963 while playing for the Chicago White Sox.


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