Former Canes player Ward has domestic assault charge dropped
Posted February 23, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Aaron Ward, who was a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup-winning Carolina Hurricanes, had charges related to an alleged domestic assault dismissed Friday.
Ward, 43, was arrested on Oct. 9 at his home in Cary at 112 Ronsard Lane. He was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and interfering with emergency communications. According to a police report, Ward took away his wife’s phone as she attempted to call 911 following a confrontation.
Both charges were dismissed by the Wake County District Attorney’s Office Friday, according to court records.
TSN Canada cited Wake County court records that quoted District Attorney Howard J. Cummings, “After review of this case and discussions with the victim, it appears that further prosecution is not warranted.”
Ward took to Twitter Tuesday morning to say the process has been “humbling.”
Ward played for five different NHL teams in his 15-year NHL career, winning three Stanley Cups. He played five seasons with the Hurricanes over two stints. In the 05-06 Stanley Cup season, Ward tallied career-highs in goals (6) assists (19) and points (25).
He became an analyst for TSN in 2015 but was suspended indefinitely following his arrest.