|Born:||October 4, 1981||Draft:||2000, Flyers, #28 Overall|
|Hometown:||Cobourg, ON, CAN||Position:||Right Wing|
|Known for:||“Mr. Game 7“||Shoots:||Right|
Justin Williams played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, and Washington Capitals.
Williams won the Stanley Cup three times: in 2006 with the Hurricanes and in 2012 and 2014 with the Kings. He played nine Game 7 playoff games in his NHL career, with his team sporting a 8–1 record in these games. He currently is tied for most goals in these games with Glenn Anderson at seven, and has the outright record for most Game 7 points with 15, which has earned him the nickname “Mr. Game 7”. Williams won the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the playoffs in 2014 with the Kings.
Williams grew up in Cobourg, Ontario, and played minor hockey in nearby Port Hope in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) before gaining a reputation as a skilled playmaker with the Cobourg Cougars of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League in 1997–98. His favourite players growing up were Sergei Fedorov and Wayne Gretzky.
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