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Justin Williams | Winger | #14

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (28) / PHI
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Justin Williams scored a hat trick in Sunday's 5-2 win over the New York Rangers.
Williams scored the insurance goal in the second period before scoring twice in the third frame (including an empty net goal). The 34-year-old 16 goals and 31 points in 45 games in his first season with the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson also scored for Washington. Jan 17 - 8:24 PM

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Justin Williams netted a goal in a 7-1 win against Ottawa on Sunday.

Williams has 13 goals and 27 points in 42 contests this season. That's a solid showing from him thus far, but of course what people are waiting for is to see how he does in the playoffs. He has an earned reputation of strong play in the postseason and if he comes up big for Washington in the 2016 playoffs then that alone will make his two-year, $6.5 million contract worth it.
Jan 11 - 6:14 AM

Justin Williams scored a pair of goals and an assist in Sunday's 7-3 win over the New York Rangers.

Williams opened the scoring in the first period and increased Washington's lead to 5-3 with his second of the game. Williams also assisted on Evgeny Kuznetsov's 10th goal of the season. The 34-year-old has 10 goals and 23 points in 32 games. Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson also had three-point nights for Washington.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Justin Williams had an assist in a 2-1 victory over Ottawa on Wednesday.

It was Williams' first assist since Nov. 12. He now has eight goals and 19 points in 30 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Justin Williams has five goals and no assists in his last 13 games.

Williams had a great hot streak just before that, so he's averaged out to 18 points in 28 games in 2015-16. Going into the season, there was some speculation about the possibility of him playing alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, but it's T.J. Oshie that's been playing in that coveted role more often than not. With that in mind, Williams is having a fairly strong campaign by his regular season standards.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Justin Williams (illness) was able to participate in Wednesday's morning skate.

Williams wasn't on the ice on Tuesday due to the sickness. It looks like he'll be available for Wednesday's contest.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Justin Williams (illness) didn't skate Tuesday.

However, coach Barry Trotz expects him to play Wednesday night when the Capitals play Pittsburgh. Williams got sick from his kids, so he was told to stay home.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 02:05:00 PM

Justin Williams collected two more assists on Friday night in Washington's 7-4 win over Edmonton.

Williams now has four points in his last three games, including three assists to bring his season total up to five along with his first goal collected tonight. Seems as though he fits right in with his new club.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 01:06:00 AM

Justin Williams picked up his first two assists as a member of the Washington Capitals.

Williams was inked to a two-year/$6.5 million deal by the Caps during free agency and will be a top-six forward this season. He had a tough time of things with the Kings last season with only 18 goals and 41 points but he is likely to approach the 50 point mark this season.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Justin Williams is expected to bring some leadership to the Capitals this season.

Williams is more of a lead-by-example type and he's shied away from questions about his past Game 7 heroics. "Listen, I'm very humbled that you'd think people would come up to me and ask my opinions of things and I'm more than willing to give it, but I'm coming here to find my spot," he said. "I'm not a savior by any means of the word. I'm just coming here to be a piece with this team, which I think is a championship team." He's slated to play on the second line for Washington this season.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Justin Williams believes that the Washington Capitals have all the ingredients to win a Stanley Cup.

"Obviously you need to earn respect of the league, and certainly L.A. has done that, and Washington is certainly doing that the way they’ve played the last couple years," Williams said. "Not making playoffs, you get to watch a little hockey, and I watched a lot last year. They were tough to play against, good goalie, dynamic players, good defense, all the ingredients of a championship team."
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 09:55:00 AM

Justin Williams could get a huge fantasy boost if he plays on the Capitals top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

That would be quite a line for Williams who had a down year in Los Angeles with only 18 goals and 41 points. If he does indeed get the great assignment, then look for 25-30 goals with 55-60-plus points in a Washington uniform next season.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Unrestricted free agent Justin Williams has signed a two-year, 6.5 million dollar deal to play with the Washington Capitals.

The LA Kings wanted to keep the 2014 Conn Smythe winner on its team but ultimately the salary cap pinch got in the way. The three time Stanley Cup winner departs the Kings with 427 regular season games played with Los Angeles between 2008-15. Williams totaled 103 goals, 163 assists and 266 points. In all, he played 500 regular season and postseason games with the club.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Do not expect the Los Angeles Kings to re-sign Justin Williams now that they have acquired Milan Lucic.

The Kings will let the veteran Williams become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and there are plenty of teams who can use a three-time Stanley Cup champion. Williams should have no problem garnering a long-term deal from another NHL team. He had 18 goals and 41 points in a bit of a down year but Williams can certainly score some big goals as he has shown in the past.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 07:30:00 AM

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, there isn’t much "common ground" in contract talks between the Los Angeles Kings and potential free-agent Justin Williams.

Williams is set to become a UFA on July 1st and although he’s been an important piece of the team, it appears as though it may be difficult for the two sides to stay together. The 33-year-old scored 18 goals and 41 points in 81 games last season.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Mike Richards
6Michael Latta
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Connor Carrick
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer