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Former Red Wing, Wolverine Aaron Ward Retires

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Aaron Ward announced his retirement on Tuesday after playing in the NHL for 13 seasons.


Ward played for the Red Wings from 1993-2001 and won two Stanley Cups in Detroit (1997 and 1998). He went on to win another Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes, which acquired him from the Red Wings in 2001. He met the Wings in the Stanley Cup final the next season and lost, but Carolina returned to the final in 2006 and won the Cup.


In addition to playing for the Red Wings, Ward was a member of the Michigan hockey team from 1990-93. During his collegiate career, Ward scored 20 goals and helped Michigan reach the Frozen Four in 1992 and 1993. Michigan's '92 appearance was the school's first in 15 years at the time.