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Justin Williams | Winger | #14

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 188
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (28) / PHI
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Justin Williams would like to be back with the Capitals next season.
Williams can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. "There's a lot of things that go into the off-season here, which I'm sure is not going to be too quiet," he said. "So there's a lot of factors that go into everything, and I'll probably have a clearer picture in a couple of months." Williams recorded 24 goals and 24 assists in 80 games during the regular season, while earning nine points in 13 playoff outings. May 13 - 10:34 AM

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Justin Williams is very disappointed in how the Capitals' playoff run ended.

"This one has been the hardest one to take because of where I am in my career and being so sure of something," Williams said of Washington losing in Game 7 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Williams was added to the Capitals prior to the start of the 2015-16 campaign in the hope that his presence might help propel the Capitals in the playoffs. After all, he's been a part of three Stanley Cup championships and has a reputation for stepping up in the postseason, so if anyone could end Washington's run of disappointing postseason performances, you'd think it'd be Williams. Unfortunately he couldn't save the Capitals and now he's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. He'll turn 36 on Oct. 4.
May 12 - 12:59 PM

Justin Williams has three assists in six games versus Pittsburgh, but shines in Game 7s.

He has registered seven goals and seven assists, while posting a perfect mark of 7-0 in Game 7s. That has earned Williams the nickname of "Mr. Game 7." Wednesday night's match against Pittsburgh will be his first Game 7 as a member of the Washington Capitals.
May 10 - 11:22 AM

Justin Williams has seven career game-winning goals in the postseason.

What is even more amazing is that he has scored a game-winning goal in every game of a playoff series except for a Game 3. Williams certainly has carved out a legacy for himself. We wouldn't be surprised if he scores the winning goal of this series as well.
Apr 22 - 9:12 AM

Justin Williams scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It took Williams just 1:04 to find the back of the net in the extra frame. The Caps forward has now picked up a point in seven straight games dating back to the regular season. Williams has three goals and two assists in five postseason games. T.J. Oshie also scored for the Caps in Game 5. The Capitals lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 with Game 6 going in Toronto on Sunday.
Apr 21 - 10:20 PM

Justin Williams is on a six-game point streak that dates back to the regular season.

Williams registered an assist in the Capitals' 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto in Game 3 Monday night. He has four points in three playoff games this year, which puts him in a tie with T.J. Oshie for first place in the Capitals' scoring race.
Apr 18 - 9:57 AM

Justin Williams scored a pair of goals in Thursday’s 3-2 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs

Williams has a reputation for being a big-game player and he definitely came through tonight. The Capitals got off to a shaky start, as they found themselves down 2-0 in the first period. But thanks to two goals from Williams, the Caps were able to tie the game and force overtime. In the extra frame, Tom Wilson was able to net the game-winning goal for the Capitals. Williams finished the game with a plus-1 rating and six shots on goal in 19:42 of ice time. The Caps will host Game 2 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday night.
Apr 14 - 8:03 AM

Justin Williams will be rested Sunday against the Panthers.

His regular season closes with 24 goals and 48 points in 80 games. Not too shabby.
Apr 9 - 5:27 PM

Justin Williams lifted his point streak to three games with his second consecutive two-point effort.

Williams recorded a goal and an assist in each of those two games. For the season the veteran winger has 24 goals and 48 points in 80 games. Thanks to his prowess, the Capitals went on to beat the Bruins 3-1 on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 6:36 PM

Justin Williams scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the New York Rangers.

Williams opened the scoring with a power play tally at the 14:49 mark of the second period. He also helped set up Evgeny Kuznetsov's goal early in the third frame. Williams finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and four shots on goal in 17:01 of ice time.
Apr 5 - 11:08 PM

Justin Williams scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Williams snapped a 1-1 tie at the 5:48 mark of the third period. He finished the game with four shots on goal and one takeaway in 19:26 of ice time. Williams has three points in his last two games. He's up to 19 goals and 35 points in 59 games this season. Tom Wilson also found the back of the net for the Capitals.
Feb 24 - 10:12 PM

Justin Williams ended his personal four-game goal drought during Sunday's 5-0 win over the Kings.

The tally gives the sterling winger 18 on the year and 30 points in 52 games this season. Williams now has nine goals and 15 points in 17 games since the calendar turned to 2017.
Feb 5 - 3:39 PM

Justin Williams (lower body) is good to play on Saturday.

Williams was a surprise scratch on Wednesday due to the ailment. He has 17 goals and 29 points in 50 games this season.
Feb 3 - 12:48 PM

Justin Williams' lower-body injury isn't believed to be serious.

Williams took part in Wednesday's morning skate, but he was an 11th hour scratch that night. "He got a little bit nicked up [Tuesday] night," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "We just thought the best for him would be just letting it settle, knowing we’ve got a couple of got a couple of days [between games]." He has 17 goals and 29 points in 50 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 11:45 AM

Justin Williams (lower body) is not on the ice for the pregame warmup and will not play Wednesday night against the Bruins.

Williams is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Taylor Chorney will be the healthy scratch. Chorney has dressed in 14 games in 2016-17, putting up three points in 13:39 of ice time. This will be the second straight scratch.
Feb 1 - 7:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Matt Niskanen
4Karl Alzner
5Brooks Orpik
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer