ST. JOHN’S, NL (March 18, 2016) – The NHL Montreal Canadiens and AHL St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed forward Cory Ward of Las Vegas to a 25-game Amateur Tryout contract (ATO).

The 22-year-old, Las Vegas, NV native has spent the past four seasons with Bemidji State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), collecting 45 goals and 80 points.

The five-foot-11, 200-pounder will join the IceCaps in Syracuse tomorrow for the club’s seven-game road trip.

Cory grew up playing youth hockey in Las Vegas. He skated for a Nevada Stars 16u team at the Las Vegas Ice Center.

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