Toppa Top 10: Ten Hockey Players with Caribbean Roots

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5. Joel Ward (Barbados)
Teams Played For: Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators
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Ward, of Barbadian heritage, is one of the best-known active Caribbean-Canadian NHL players. His overtime goal in a 2012 playoff series — which resulted in the elimination of then-defending champion Boston Bruins — was met with a barrage of racist comments online from Boston hockey fans, reopening the debate about racism in hockey. Ward has represented Canada in the World Championships.

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