Only weeks have passed since he signed the two year contract with the Washington Capitals but the Canadian professional ice hockey right winger Justin Williams has already started speaking words of praise for his new team. The forward believes that the Washington Capitals possesses all the elements one expects to see in a winning team, the Washington Post reports.
“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.”
The former Carolina Hurricanes right winger signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Washington Capitals on July 1, 2015.
The 33 years old Williams scored 18 goals and had with 41 points in 81 games for the Los Angeles Kings last season. He has 227 goals and 582 points in 918 NHL games, and played all but one game during the past four seasons. Williams has 30 goals and 78 points in 115 Stanley Cup Playoff games. His teams are 7-0 in Game 7, and he has seven goals and 14 points in those games.
He was a member of the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2012 and 2014, and won the Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. Williams was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2014 after scoring nine goals and finishing with 25 points in 26 games.
This extraordinary player has rarely tasted loss in his 15 year old ice hockey career. There’s a high probability that this winger will do anything it takes for him to take his present team to the top.
Williams grew up in Cobourg, Ontario where he played minor hockey. He started his professional hockey career when he was signed as a 16-year-old by the Whalers. He finished his Juniors hockey with two seasons played for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. He was later drafted in first round, 28th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He later played for Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings. As we all know this 6.1 ft. tall player now plays for Washington Capitals where he is working his way to the top in his already successful career.
This bearded star married his longtime girlfriend Kelly, on August 12, 2006. The couple was already engaged before their wedding. They dated for two years. The couple have a son together, Jaxon and a daughter, Jade. The happy family live together in their house in Ventnor, New Jersey which they bought in 2009.