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Justin Williams | Winger

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 188
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The man who brought Justin Williams to Los Angeles in a 2009 trade, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi, was almost speechless Friday night when he considered what the forward had done in the team's long and sometimes bumpy playoff run.
"Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous," GM Dean Lombardi said of Williams. "How special is that? You always see those guys that don't get a lot of fanfare but rise to the occasion. Probably one of the best ever in all of sports. It's awesome. He's a special, special player." Williams had two goals and seven points in the Stanley Cup Final, the top scorer in the five games, and had nine goals and 25 points in the Kings' 26 playoff games. He improved his record in Game 7s to 7-0 for his career. When Williams joined the Kings in 2009, his arm was in a sling and the deal didn't seem good for L.A. On Friday, his arm was fine as he lifted first the Conn Smythe Trophy and then the Stanley Cup. Lombardi "has given me a great opportunity here," Williams said. "He saw a player that not a lot of people saw. He gave me a chance, where my career wasn't going the way I wanted it to. I was able to be a piece of this puzzle, the team that he built." Jun 14 - 9:30 AM

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Justin Williams captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP on Friday night and the Kings hoisted the Stanley Cup on home ice, beating the Rangers 3-2 in double overtime.

Williams, also known as Mr. Game 7, had a marvellous playoffs for Los Angeles. The 32 year-old veteran sniped nine goals and 25 points in as many games to help the Kings capture the title for the second time in three seasons. L.A. persevered through three seven game series' and a five game Cup final to win the ultimate prize in hockey.
Jun 14 - 12:44 AM

Justin Williams doesn't believe the Kings lost Game 4 because of "puck luck" or bad bounces.

"Puck luck is for cop-outs," Williams said. "I don't believe in that at all. I'm a true believer that you get what you put into it. [Wednesday night] we simply weren't good enough and we didn't get paid off. In the grand scheme of things, we need to be better in Game 5 than we were in Game 4." He registered four shots in Wednesday's loss and saw his five-game point streak (two goals, seven assists) come to an end.
Jun 13 - 8:46 AM

Justin Williams felt that the Kings got distracted when they got a 3-0 series lead in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

"I think potentially, maybe not everyone, but there were some issues that maybe got us sidetracked a little bit," Williams said. "The thought of winning a Cup, being one game away, family issues, ticket issues, all that stuff. That can maybe sidetrack you from the end result." The Kings still ended up winning the Cup in Game 6, but they obviously want to avoid giving the New York Rangers any life if they can help it. The Kings are hoping to learn from the problems they had when they held a 3-0 lead in 2012 to complete the sweep this time around.
Jun 11 - 9:47 AM

Justin Williams didn't want to address the possibility of him winning the Conn Smythe Trophy.

"The big one is what matters," Williams said. "God, I want to taste it again." Just one more win and he can. Williams has put himself into contention for the Conn Smythe Trophy by scoring two goals and nine points in his last five contests. He now has eight goals and 24 points in 24 playoff contests.
Jun 10 - 5:24 PM

Los Angeles winger Justin Williams has been experienced his best postseason ever this spring.

Long known as a bona fide playoff performer, Williams has taken it up a notch this year and has set career bests in assists (15) and points (23) during a single playoff season. In addition, his plus-13 rating leads the NHL during these playoffs.
Jun 9 - 7:32 PM

Justin Williams is looking forward to playing in Madison Square Garden in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"The Garden is one of my favorite places to play," Williams said. "I know a lot of guys feel the same way, as well. It's fun. Should be loud and exciting." He has enjoyed a great showing during the playoffs with eight goals and 23 points in 23 games.

Justin Williams' masterful work in these playoffs can be seen in the fact that the Los Angeles Kings winger leads all players with a +13 rating.

As reviled as the stat might be, it's interesting that Williams is +13 on a team that is scratching and clawing for wins. The Kings have 30 goals (five of which on the PP) for and 12 against when he's on the ice.
Jun 8 - 3:01 PM

Justin Williams set up three goals in the Kings 5-4 double overtime win on Saturday.

Williams has to be a front-runner for the Conn Smythe Trophy which goes to the NHL's top playoff performer. He has scored timely goals and now has eight points in his last four games to give him eight goals and 23 points in 23 games. He is tied for second in playoff scoring, two behind teammate Anze Kopitar.
Jun 8 - 8:06 AM

Justin Williams blasted home the overtime winner in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night to help the Kings come all the way back from an early two-goal deficit and beat the Rangers 3-2.

Mike Richards pounced on a defensive zone giveaway from sturdy Rangers defender Dan Girardi four and a half minutes into the extra frame. Richards quickly fed Williams, who was alone in the slot, and the wily veteran roofed a quick wrister over Henrik Lundqvist’s blocker to give the Kings a 1-0 lead in the series. Williams also pitched in an assist earlier in the game to give him 20 points in 22 games during this playoff run.
Jun 4 - 11:25 PM

Justin Williams continued his dominance in Game 7's with a goal and an assist on Sunday.

Justin Williams had played in six Game 7's heading into action on Sunday with six goals and six assists to go with a perfect 6-0 record, and he continued his outstanding record in the Kings 5-4 overtime win over Chicago. Williams has been absolutely outstanding in deciding games and now has seven goals and 18 points in 21 playoff games this season. He is now the all-time leader in points during Game 7 games as he surpassed Doug Gilmour's previous record of 13 points.
Jun 2 - 7:14 AM

Justin Williams has six goals and 12 points in six career Game 7s.

Williams is proud of his individual accomplishments, but the Game 7 stat he likes most is his 6-0 record. "I'm going to do everything in my power to make it seven," Williams said. "We've had a lot of guys with success in Game 7s, it's not just me. It's very humbling, I guess, that everyone seems to want an interview on a Game 7. At the end of the day, I feel if I didn't get the point, someone else on our team would have and we would win those games regardless." The Kings will face Chicago on Sunday.
Jun 1 - 10:16 AM

Justin Williams is on his second three-game point streak in the span of just seven contests.

Williams had two assists in the Kings' 5-2 victory over Chicago on Monday. He's having one of the best postseason runs of his career with six goals and 15 points in 18 games.
May 27 - 10:24 AM

Justin Williams has only been held off the scoresheet in one of Los Angeles' last six contests.

Williams had an assist in the Kings' 4-3 win against Chicago Saturday night. He now has six goals and 13 points in 17 playoff games.
May 25 - 9:36 AM

Justin Williams got Los Angeles on the board in Wednesday's comeback win over Chicago.

The Kings hadn't generated much of anything until Williams made it 2-1 for the Blackhawks late in the second period. Los Angeles scored five goals in the third to win Game 2 by a score of 6-2. Williams has six markers and 12 points in 16 postseason matches.
May 22 - 12:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Mike Richards
3Jarret Stoll
4Jordan Nolan
LW1Marian Gaborik
2Dwight King
3Trevor Lewis
4Kyle Clifford
5Tanner Pearson
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Justin Williams
4Tyler Toffoli
5Adam Cracknell
D1Drew Doughty
2Slava Voynov
3Jake Muzzin
4Robyn Regehr
5Matt Greene
6Alec Martinez
7Jeff Schultz
G1Jonathan Quick
2Martin Jones