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.
Capitals forward Joel Ward had two goals and an assist as Canada clinched first place in Group A at the IIHF World Hockey Championships with a 3-2 win against Norway.
Alex Ovechkin had a power play goal and an assist Friday as Russia beat Switzerland 5-0 in the opening game of the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championships.
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.