While the Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman might not have landed the secondary scoring they needed, they did land the backup goalie they desperately needed.
The Blackhawks signed Cam Ward on July 1st to a one year contract worth $3million for the season.
Hopefully for the Hawks and Bowman, Ward comes to play and puts up good numbers, because he's not going anywhere.
According to CapFriendly.com, Bowman gave Ward a full no movement clause which means that Ward can't be traded, waived or sent to the minors without his permission.
The Hawks shouldn't have that problem as even on a terrible Hurricanes team last year, Ward put up a 2.73 goals against average and .906 save percentage, something that Scott Darling didn't even come close to doing as he struggled with an .888 save percentage and 3.18 goals against average.
CONTRACT UPDATE It was initially reported that Cam Ward had a No Trade Clause included in his $3M deal with the #Blackhawks It is in fact a No Move Clause. Why is that relevant? In addition to blocking a trade, a NMC prohibits waivers or assignment to the minors without consent pic.twitter.com/HKGuNjKd0P
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 4, 2018