Joel Ward was a 27-year-old career minor leaguer when he met Barry Trotz for the first time.
Fresh off a rookie campaign in which he played all 82 games but averaged fewer than eight minutes per contest, Tom Wilson is already eyeing a bigger workload next season.
CSNWashington.com Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley will evaluate the 2013-14 performance of each player on the Caps roster. One breakdown will occur every weekday in alphabetical order.
Before signing with the Capitals in July 2011, Joel Ward established himself as an everyday NHL player with a three-year stint with the Nashville Predators.