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Justin Williams

Born:October 4, 1981Draft:2000, Flyers, #28 Overall
Hometown:Cobourg, ON, CANPosition:Right Wing
Known for:Mr. Game 7Shoots:Right
National Team:Canada

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.

Carolina Hurricanes Brock McGinn Justin Williams
Carolina Hurricanes Brock McGinn celebrates his game-winning goal with Justin Williams. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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.

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
Jan. 20, 2004Philadelphia Flyers Carolina HurricanesDanil Markov
Mar. 4, 2009Carolina HurricanesLos Angeles KingsSecond-Round Pick 2009
(Brian Dumoulin)
Patrick O’Sullivan

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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Justin Williams of the Carolina Hurricanes
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Justin Williams #14 of the Carolina Hurricanes shake hands after the Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)