Aaron Ward met with the press at 3PM today at the RBC. You can click here to listen to the entire press conference. Some highlights:
- Was shocked, got the call today on the 7th green on the golf course.
- It's usually not good when you see you are getting a call from your GM in the offseason.
- Will miss Boston. It's a great sports town and he felt like he was a key component to their success last season.
- But is very happy to be back here. Is familiar with several players and is looking forward to coming season.
- Situation between him and Walker is water under the bridge. He has known "Walks" for some time and knows that he is a good guy. Will shake his hand when he sees him. He's excited to play with him.
- He is willing to accept any role the team gives him. Looks forward to skating with Pitkanen, but if he has another partner, that is fine as well.
- Is closest with Ray Whitney on the team. They have stayed in contact since the Cup win in 2006.