By Jimmy Johnson
On Feb. 27, Matt Ward was skating in his final collegiate game.
The next day, he played in his first professional hockey game.
It was a wild 48 hours.
“It’s been amazing for me personally,” said Ward, who has made an immediate impact on the Royals roster. “The experience of showing up here and getting to play right away has been great. Just having my college career end on Saturday and then Sunday be here getting in the lineup right away was amazing.”