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Justin Williams | Winger | #14

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 188
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (28) / PHI
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Justin Williams scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 preseason win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Williams opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 3:46 mark of the first period. The 35-year-old spent parts of five seasons with the Hurricanes between 2003-04 and 2008-09. This offseason, he signed a two-year contract with the club he won the Stanley Cup with in 2006. Williams is coming off a 24-goal, 24-assist season with the Washington Capitals last year. He'll only have fantasy value in the deepest of leagues. Sep 19 - 10:21 PM

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Cam Ward is happy to have Justin Williams back with the Carolina Hurricanes.

"Bringing back Justin Williams is exactly the guy we need in the locker room," Ward said. "Not only in the locker room, but he can still play and put up numbers on the ice and lead by example. … I like our team. It’s on us to go out there and perform. I think the tools are there. It’s a matter of us executing." Williams had 24 goals and 24 assists in 80 games with the Washington Capitals last season. He'll bring a good combination of offensive production and leadership to Carolina's young roster.
Sep 2 - 11:57 AM

Justin Williams is working hard to make sure he doesn't slow down on the ice.

Williams signed a two-year contract with Carolina this offseason, and he knows he'll have to perform at a high level if he wants to get the Hurricanes back to the playoffs. "I think at this point in my career … I'm probably not going to get any faster," Williams said. "I know that. The trick is not to get any slower. I'm doing all I can to make sure that doesn't happen and you don't slowly fade away. I want to be an impact player for a long time and I plan on being one the next couple years as well." The 35-year-old had 24 goals and 24 assists in 80 games with Washington last season.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 15 - 9:02 AM

Justin Williams has signed a two-year/$9 million contract with the Hurricanes.

It's a homecoming for Williams who played four seasons with the Hurricanes and had his only two 30 goal campaigns with Carolina. Williams had his named engraved on the Cup with Carolina and done so again a couple of times with the Kings. Look for a 20-25 goal season for the veteran winger after a 24 goal, 48 point season with Washington last year.
Jul 1 - 12:52 PM

Justin Williams could reportedly be heading back to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN's Aaron Ward.

Williams was a member of the 'Canes from 2003 to 2009. He even won a Stanley Cup with the team back in 2005-06. The 35-year-old has been with the Washington Capitals for each of the last two seasons. In 2016-17, he scored 24 goals and 24 assists in 80 games. Williams is officially free to sign with any team as of noon ET.
Jul 1 - 10:46 AM

Former NHLer Mike Commodore is reporting that his former teammate Justin Williams has narrowed down his list to three teams.

Commodore says Williams will be deciding between the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and the Nashville Predators. Of the three, it appears the Oilers and Predators are the closest to winning a Stanley Cup. This will likely be a big factor in Williams' decision. Commodore and Williams won a Stanley Cup together during the 2005-06 season, making him a fairly reliable source. We expect Williams to be one of the first signings of July 1st.
Jun 29 - 7:55 PM

The Washington Capitals are reportedly unlikely to re-sign Justin Williams at this point.

That's not too surprising given the Capitals' cap situation, but it would still be a significant loss for the team. Williams has reportedly reduced the number of teams he's looking at to three-to-four ahead of him becoming an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Dallas Stars and New York Islanders have previously been cited as possible destinations for Williams, but it's not clear if either of them have made the final cut.
Jun 29 - 6:00 PM

Count the New York Islanders among the teams interested in Justin Williams.

Although Williams will turn 36 years old in October he's still attracting plenty of interest. He's coming off a solid season where he recorded 24 goals and 48 points in 80 contests and he also brings with him a wealth of playoff experience including 140 postseason games played and three Stanley Cup championships. Williams won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2014 and did well in the Capitals' 2017 playoff run with three goals and nine points in 13 contests.
Jun 29 - 4:09 PM

Justin Williams said he hasn't "had very in-depth discussions with Washington so far" with free agency set to open this weekend.

Williams isn't where he will end up playing next season. "I really can't give a number on what percentage I'm here staying, what percentage I'm leaving," he said. "I'm not sure." Williams has been speaking with other teams and he'll become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 28 - 3:09 PM

Justin Williams could be a free agent target for the Dallas Stars.

TSN's Darren Dreger suggested that Williams could be a fit for the Stars, as they shift their focus to addressing their forwards following the acquisition of Marc Methot from Vegas on Monday night. Williams could still return to the Capitals, but it's likely that he will listen to other offers.
Jun 27 - 9:09 AM

Justin Williams has revealed to the media that he has met with Brian MacLellan about returning to the team.

Williams also added that he expects to have another meeting with the Caps GM soon. Williams will likely have to take a discount to return to Washington. The Capitals have just under $23 million to spend with the current cap sitting at $73 million with many players needing extensions. Williams might have to wait for Kuznetsov, Burakovsky and Orlov to sign before he can get a deal of his own. It's nice to see Williams interested in returning to Washington and getting them over the final hump in their quest for the organization's first Stanley Cup.
Jun 10 - 12:30 PM

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

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

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