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Justin Williams | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 189
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 22 - 5:22 PM

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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."
Jul 11 - 9:55 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.
Jul 2 - 10:10 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.
Jul 2 - 1:11 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.
Jun 27 - 7:30 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.
Jun 21 - 12:10 PM

Winning is the primary drive for pending free agent Justin Williams.

The three-time Cup champion Williams has his priorities, "I'm at a point in my career where it's not all about money, it's about winning for me." Williams will be entering his age-34 season and is coming off a contract that dinged the LA Kings' cap at $3.65M the last four seasons. The Kings meanwhile will have just $4.88M in cap space to spread across half a dozen players like Tyler Toffoli, Andrej Sekera, and Martin Jones.
Source: Luke Fox
May 29 - 7:02 PM

Justin Williams kicked April off with a pair of assists during Thursday's 8-2 win over the Oilers.

Williams has had an inconsistent season from a fantasy perspective, but his general on-ice play has yet to waver. He may always been a fantasy-tweener, but 18 goals and 40 points is nothing to sneeze at either.
Apr 3 - 2:13 AM

Justin Williams had an assist in a 4-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Williams has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. He has 18 goals and 38 points in 72 contests in 2014-15. Despite those lackluster numbers, Williams should have a strong finish to the season as the Kings battle for a playoffs spot.
Mar 25 - 11:03 AM

Justin Williams recorded an assist in a 3-1 win over New Jersey.

Williams has two goals and eight points in 11 games this month. That's significantly better than he's done overall in 2014-15 and might be a preview of what we can expect from him in the playoffs, if Los Angeles manages to clinch a postseason berth. Williams does have a reputation of being a better playoff player than regular season forward.
Mar 24 - 11:07 AM

Justin Williams is getting hot as he has five points in his last two games.

His season stats aren't great, even with the outburst of late but he now has 17 goals and 35 points in 66 games. The hero of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs and the Conn Smythe winner can get hot at any time and this looks to be one of those times.
Mar 14 - 7:45 AM

Justin Williams had two assists in a 5-2 win over Colorado.

Williams has 16 goals and 32 points in 65 games in 2014-15. Those numbers are in line with his 2013-14 regular season performance, but those hoping for more after he won the 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy have been sorely disappointed.
Mar 11 - 9:40 AM

Justin Williams scored the lone goal on the power-play in a 1-0 Kings' win over Detroit on Tuesday.

Williams redirected a point shot from Jake Muzzin past Detroit goalie Jonas Gustavsson at the 2:24 mark of the first period. It turned out to be the only goal needed for the Kings in a shutout win. It was Williams' 16th of the year and snapped a six game goal-less streak. Anze Kopitar also picked up an assist on the goal.
Feb 25 - 1:27 AM

Justin Williams potted two goals to lead the Kings to a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday.

The advanced stats darling scored the third in the Kings’ three-goal first period and the final goal of the frame at 7:42 of the third. The goals snapped a seven-game pointless streak. Williams now has 15 goals and 27 points this season. He’s only worth owning as a depth forward and not someone to count on every game. Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty scored the other markers in the win. Robyn Regehr chipped in with two helpers.
Feb 7 - 7:49 PM

The Los Angeles Kings will visit the White House on Monday as the defending Stanley Cup champions.

The Kings won the Cup in 2012 and 2014, but for Williams this will be his third visit as he also won it all with Carolina in 2006. Of course, this comes at a time when the Kings are on the outside, looking in on the playoff race, but Williams doesn't think this will distract them. "We're going to enjoy it and get us refocused on a road trip we need to get a lot of wins on," he said.
Feb 2 - 9:15 AM

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All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Michael 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
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer