Aaron Ward retires after 13 seasons

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Aaron Ward hangs up his skates after 13 seasons in the NHL. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Aaron Ward hangs up his skates after 13 seasons in the NHL. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

With training camps set to start in less than a month, veteran defenseman Aaron Ward announced his retirement Tuesday.  The Windsor native spent 13 years in the NHL, playing with the Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks.

Ward began his career with the Red Wings in 1996-97. Through his 13 years, he played in 839 games and finished with 44 goals and 107 assists.

During his time on the Bruins, Ward created the Cuts for a Cause charity event. Ward, along with six other Bruins, shaved their heads while raising $25,000 for MassGeneral Hospital for Children. The following year, 13 players participated.

Ward had a third knee surgery after the 2009-10 season and it was said that he would not be ready for the start of the upcoming season.

The 37-year-old retires with three Stanley Cups under his belt. He won twice with the Red Wings in 1997 and 1998 and again with the Hurricanes in 2006.

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