Justin Williams
Justin Williams
Right Wing  - LAK
Number: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 189
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 4, 1981  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Cobourg, ON, Canada
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Acquired: From Carolina for Patrick O'Sullivan and a 2009 second-round draft pick on March 4, 2009.
Drafted: PHI / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (28th overall)
2009-10: Scored first goal since Dec. 3, 2009 on April 1, 2010 vs. Vancouver...Missed 28 games (Dec. 28, 2009 to March 10, 2010) with a broken leg...Scored game-deciding shootout goal Dec. 10, 2009 vs. Phoenix (eighth round) – his lone shootout attempt of the season...Six points (3-3=6) in five-game span (Dec. 1 to Dec. 9, 2009)...Three points (2-1=3) Dec. 3, 2009 vs. Ottawa...Earned points (5-10=14) in 10 of his first 14 games (Oct. 3 to Nov. 11, 2009)...Earned 200th NHL assist Oct. 14, 2009 at New York Rangers...Three points (1-2=3) Oct. 8, 2009 vs. Minnesota…PLAYOFFS: One assist in three games.

2008-09: Appeared in 500th NHL game April 6, 2009 at Calgary...Recorded first three points as a King (1-2=3) April 4, 2009 vs. Phoenix...Scored game-deciding shootout goal March 26, 2009 at Dallas...Made Kings debut March 20, 2009…Recorded 200th point as a Hurricane Jan. 20, 2009 at Pittsburgh.

2007-08: Earned 100th assist as a Hurricane Oct. 19, 2007 at Pittsburgh...Played in 200th game as a Hurricane Oct. 9, 2007 at Toronto.

2006-07:
Led Carolina with career high 33 goals and eight game-winning goals…Tied for the team lead with 12 power-play goals…Second on Carolina with 258 shots and 20:51 TOI/gm…One of four Hurricanes to play in all 82 games...Appeared in 400th NHL game Feb. 15, 2007 vs. New York Rangers...Recorded two points (1-1=2) at first career NHL All-Star Game (Jan. 24, 2007 at Dallas)…Scored OT game-winner Jan. 16, 2007 at Florida…Earned 100th NHL goal Jan. 9, 2007 at Toronto…Career-high high four-game goal (4g) streak (Dec. 19 to Dec. 26, 2006)…First career hat trick, tied career-high in points (3-1=4) and earned 100th point as a Hurricane Oct. 16, 2006 at Tampa Bay.

2005-06:
Career high 76 points and 45 assists (31-45=76) and played all 82 games…Ranked second on Carolina in goals and points, ranked third on club in assists….70 points (28-42=70) in the final 66 games (Nov. 5, 2005 to April 18, 2006)…Reached 30-goal mark for first time in career…Became third player in Carolina history to score two short-handed goals in one game (April 7, 2006 vs. Washington)…Four points (second of season and career) and career-high three assists (1-3=4) April 3, 2006 vs. Washington…Earned 200th NHL point (assist) March 31, 2006 vs. Florida...Played in 100th game as a Hurricane March 21, 2006 at Toronto…First career four-point game (2-2=4) March 16, 2006 at Montreal…Earned 100th NHL assist Dec. 17, 2005 vs. New Jersey…Career-high nine-game point (6-7=13) streak (Nov. 15 to Dec. 2, 2005)…Recorded two goals (including penalty shot goal) Nov. 20, 2005 vs. Tampa Bay…PLAYOFFS: 18 points (7-11=18) in 25 games, helping Carolina capture the Stanley Cup in seven games vs. Edmonton…Tied for first on Carolina (tied for fourth in NHL) with plus-12 rating…Scored empty-net goal with 1:01 left in third period to seal Carolina's Game 7 victory vs. Edmonton (June 19, 2006)…Three points (1-2=3) in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Buffalo.

2003-04: Began season with Philadelphia before being traded to Carolina (combined had 44 points, 11-33=44 and 64 penalty minutes in 79 games)…Including totals with Philadelphia, he led all Carolina forwards in assists and a plus-12, while ranking second in points…Tied for first on Philadelphia with plus-10 prior to trade to Carolina…Earned 100th NHL point Nov. 6, 2003 vs. Washington.

2002-03: PLAYOFFS:
Recorded game-winning goal, two assists (1-2=3) and named game's first star in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Toronto (April 22, 2003)…Flyers lost to Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

2001-02: Won the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the Flyer who had most improved from the previous season…Appeared in the NHL YoungStars Game as part of NHL All-Star Weekend...Had a seven-game point (5-5=10) streak (Jan. 8 to Jan. 19, 2002)…PLAYOFFS: Zero points in five games.

2000-01:
Earned point in first three NHL games, Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, 2000 (1-4=5)…Scored first NHL goal and added two assists in NHL debut Oct. 5, 2000 vs. Vancouver, just one day after his 19th birthday.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB:
Plymouth, OHL…Named Plymouth's Most Gentlemanly Player in 1999-00...Voted Most Improved Player in OHL's Western Conference in 2000 OHL Coaches Poll... Played in 2000 NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game.

TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (28th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft...Traded to Carolina by Philadelphia for Danny Markov on Jan. 20, 2004...Signed by Lulea (Sweden) as a free agent on Sept. 21, 2004 (during lockout season)...Signed a five-year contract with Carolina on June 30, 2006.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Earned gold medal for Team Canada at 2007 World Championships (9 GP, 1-2=3) and 2004 World Championships (9 GP, 0-0=0)…Represented Canada at 2002 World Championships (5 GP, 0-3=3).

PERSONAL: Nickname: Willy…Off-season home: Ventnor, N.J.…Wife: Kelly…Kids: Jaxon (2)…Pets: border collie (Prince)…Favorite movie: Goodwill Hunting…Favorite TV show: Seinfeld…Favorite Actor: Robert De Niro…Favorite band: Counting Crows…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: Montreal…Favorite magazine: Golf Digest…Favorite sport other than hockey: golf…Favorite hockey moment: winning the Stanley Cup in 2006…Favorite pro athlete: Roger Federer…Favorite hockey player growing up: Wayne Gretzky…Favorite road arena: Bell Centre…Favorite food: Chicken Kiev…Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas…First job: fire watch for welders…Charities: supports Multiple Sclerosis foundations…Helps the environment by: recycling and not littering.