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{{Infobox Ice Hockey Player
 
{{Infobox Ice Hockey Player
| name = Jason Williams
 
 
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| weight_lb = 194
 
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| team = [[Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins]]
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| team = [[Detroit Red Wings]]
| former_teams = [[Chicago Blackhawks]]<br>[[Atlanta Thrashers]]<br>[[Columbus Blue Jackets]]<br>[[Detroit Red Wings]]<br>[[Dallas Stars]]
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| former_teams = [[Chicago Blackhawks]]<br>[[Atlanta Thrashers]]<br>[[Columbus Blue Jackets]]
| league = [[American Hockey League|AHL]]
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| league = [[National Hockey League|NHL]]
| ntl_team = Canada
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| nationality = {{flagicon|CAN}} [[Canadian]]
 
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1980|8|11|mf=y}}
 
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1980|8|11|mf=y}}
 
| birth_place = [[London, Ontario|London]], [[Ontario|ON]], [[Canada|CAN]]
 
| birth_place = [[London, Ontario|London]], [[Ontario|ON]], [[Canada|CAN]]
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'''Jason Williams''' (born August 11, 1980) is a professional [[ice hockey]] [[Winger (ice hockey)|winger]] who is currently playing for the [[Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins]]. He has played with the [[Chicago Blackhawks]], [[Atlanta Thrashers]], [[Columbus Blue Jackets]], [[Detroit Red Wings]], and [[Dallas Stars]].
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'''Jason Williams''' (born 11 August 1980 in [[London, Ontario|London]], [[Ontario]]) is a professional [[ice hockey]] winger who currently plays for the [[Detroit Red Wings]] of the [[National Hockey League]].
   
 
== Playing career ==
 
== Playing career ==
 
Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the [[Detroit Red Wings]] on September 18, 2000. He played the first few years with Detroit's minor league affiliates in the [[American Hockey League]] (the [[Cincinnati Mighty Ducks]] and the [[Grand Rapids Griffins]]). In [[2001–02 NHL season|2001–02]], he played 25 games with the Red Wings and scored his first career NHL goal. Williams would also suit up for the Red Wings in 9 playoff games en route to a [[Stanley Cup]] championship.
 
Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the [[Detroit Red Wings]] on September 18, 2000. He played the first few years with Detroit's minor league affiliates in the [[American Hockey League]] (the [[Cincinnati Mighty Ducks]] and the [[Grand Rapids Griffins]]). In [[2001–02 NHL season|2001–02]], he played 25 games with the Red Wings and scored his first career NHL goal. Williams would also suit up for the Red Wings in 9 playoff games en route to a [[Stanley Cup]] championship.
   
When NHL play was halted due to the [[2004–05 NHL lockout]], Williams played overseas in the [[SM-liiga]] with [[Ässät|Porin Ässät]]. Returning to the Wings in [[2005–06 NHL season|2005–06]] under new head coach [[Mike Babcock]], Williams broke out with 21 goals and 58 points, frequently playing on a line with [[Steve Yzerman]] and [[Robert Lang (ice hockey)|Robert Lang]]. On October 22, 2005, Williams notched his first career [[hat trick]] in a 6–0 win over the [[Columbus Blue Jackets]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/boxscore;_ylt=A9htfuS5islEqzUAVANivLYF?gid=2005102229|title=Detroit 6,Columbus 0 | publisher =Yahoosports | date = 2005-10-22 | accessdate = 2008-11-08}}</ref> All three goals came in the first period of that game; it was the first time Red Wings player scored three times in a single period since [[Darren McCarty]]'s hat trick in the third period of game one against the [[Colorado Avalanche]] in the 2002 Western Conference Finals.
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When NHL play was halted due to the [[2004–05 NHL lockout]], Williams played overseas in the [[SM-liiga]] with [[Ässät|Porin Ässät]]. Returning to the Wings in [[2005–06 NHL season|2005–06]] under new head coach [[Mike Babcock]], Williams broke out with 21 goals and 58 points, frequently playing on a line with [[Steve Yzerman]] and [[Robert Lang (ice hockey)|Robert Lang]]. On October 22, 2005, Williams notched his first career [[hat trick]] in a 6–0 win over the [[Columbus Blue Jackets]]. All three goals came in the first period of that game; it was the first time a Red Wings player scored three times in a single period since [[Darren McCarty]]'s hat trick in the third period of game one against the [[Colorado Avalanche]] in the 2002 Western Conference Finals.
   
Following Williams' breakout season, he re-signed with Detroit on a new two-year deal worth $3.2 million.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2531871|title=Red Wings re-sign Williams to two-year contract | publisher =ESPN | date = 2006-07-27 | accessdate = 2008-11-08}}</ref> On November 8, 2006, during a game against the [[Edmonton Oilers]], Williams was injured when he was checked from behind the net by [[Raffi Torres]], causing his head to hit the ice. Williams was taken off the ice on a stretcher and taken to Detroit Medical Center. He was released from the hospital on November 9 with facial lacerations and a first-degree [[concussion]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2655632|title=Concussion lands Red Wings' Williams on IR | publisher =ESPN | date = 2006-11-09 | accessdate = 2008-11-08}}</ref> The Red Wings put him on the injured reserve list, causing him to miss a minimum of 10 days. According to the Red Wings, he never lost consciousness.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2654617|title=Injured Red Wing Williams taken of ice on stretcher | publisher =ESPN | date = 2006-11-09 | accessdate = 2008-11-08}}</ref>
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Following Williams' breakout season, he re-signed with Detroit on a new two-year deal worth $3.2 million. On November 8, 2006, during a game against the [[Edmonton Oilers]], Williams was injured when he was checked from behind the net by [[Raffi Torres]], causing his head to hit the ice. Williams was taken off the ice on a stretcher and taken to Detroit Medical Center. He was released from the hospital on November 9 with facial lacerations and a first-degree concussion. The Red Wings put him on the injured reserve list, causing him to miss a minimum of 10 days. According to the Red Wings, he never lost consciousness. Later that season, Williams was sent to the [[Chicago Blackhawks]] on February 26, 2007, in a three-way trade that also included the [[Philadelphia Flyers]]. The Flyers received a 3rd round draft pick and [[Lasse Kukkonen]] from the Blackhawks in exchange for [[Kyle Calder]]; in turn, the Blackhawks sent Calder to the Red Wings in exchange for Williams.
   
Later that season, Williams was sent to the Chicago Blackhawks on February 26, 2007, in a three-way trade that also included the [[Philadelphia Flyers]]. The Flyers received a 3rd round draft pick and [[Lasse Kukkonen]] from the Blackhawks in exchange for [[Kyle Calder]]; in turn, the Blackhawks sent Calder to the Red Wings in exchange for Williams.
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After a 36-point season in 43 games with Chicago, Williams became an [[unrestricted free agent]] and was signed by the [[Atlanta Thrashers]] on July 13, 2008, to a one-year, $2.2 million deal. On January 14, 2009, Williams was traded by the Thrashers to the Columbus Blue Jackets for [[Clay Wilson]] and a 6th round draft pick.
   
After a 36-point season in 43 games with Chicago, Williams became an [[unrestricted free agent]] and was signed by the [[Atlanta Thrashers]] on July 13, 2008, to a one-year, $2.2 million deal.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://thrashers.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=368316&page=NewsPage&service=page|title=Thrashers sign UFA Jason Williams | publisher =thrashers.nhl.com | date = 2008-07-14 | accessdate = 2009-01-14}}</ref> On January 14, 2009, Williams was traded by the Thrashers to the Columbus Blue Jackets for [[Clay Wilson]] and a 6th round draft pick.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2009/01/14/0114cbjtrade.html?sid=101|title=Blue Jackets trade for help on the power play | publisher =dispatch.com | date = 2009-01-14 | accessdate = 2009-01-14}}</ref> WIlliams performed well with Columbus, scoring 12 goals to go with 17 assists for the remainder of the [[2008-09 NHL Season]] as the Blue Jackets qualified for the playoffs for the first time in their history. Williams and the Blue Jackets were swept in the first round by Williams' former team, the Detroit Red Wings.
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On August 6, 2009, Williams returned as a free agent to the Detroit Red Wings after signing a one-year contract.
 
===Recent Years===
 
 
On August 6, 2009, Williams returned as a free agent to the Red Wings after signing a one-year contract.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://redwings.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=463470&page=NewsPage&service=page|title=Red Wings reunite with Williams | publisher =''[[Detroit Red Wings]]'' | date = 2009-08-06 | accessdate = 2009-08-06}}</ref> On November 7, 2009 in a game against the [[Toronto Maple Leafs]], Williams suffered a fractured [[fibula]], and missed several weeks with the injury. On January 29, 2010, Williams was activated off of injured reserve from his injury.<ref>"[http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/story/12857447/f-williams-returns-to-red-wings Forward Williams returns to Red Wings]". Associated Press. January 29, 2010.</ref> He scored a powerplay goal in his first game back from injury against the [[Nashville Predators]], a 4-2 Red Wings victory. On December 27, 2010, Williams was signed by the New York Rangers and played for their AHL affiliate, the [[Connecticut Whale]]. On February 11, 2011, he was released from his PTO with the Whale.<ref>"[http://www.norwalkplus.com/nwk/information/nwsnwk/publish/hockey/Whale-release-Jason-Williams-from-PTO_np_11757.shtml]". NorwalkPlus.com. News February 11, 2011.</ref> Williams was signed as a free agent by the [[Dallas Stars]] on February 12, 2011.<ref>"[http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/stars/post/_/id/7982/stars-sign-forward-jason-williams Stars sign forward Jason Williams]". ESPN. February 12, 2011.</ref> On July 26, 2011 he signed a 1-year two-way contract worth $600,000 with the [[Pittsburgh Penguins]].<ref>[http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=585290 Penguins Sign Forward Jason Williams]</ref>
 
   
 
== Awards and achievements ==
 
== Awards and achievements ==
* [[1999–2000 OHL season|1999–2000]] [[Ontario Hockey League|OHL]] Third All-Star Team
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* [[1999–00 OHL season|1999–00]] [[Ontario Hockey League|OHL]] Third All-Star Team
* 1999–2000 OHL Plus/Minus Award
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* 1999–00 OHL Plus/Minus Award
 
* [[2001–02 NHL season|2001–02]] [[NHL]] [[Stanley Cup]] ([[Detroit Red Wings]])
 
* [[2001–02 NHL season|2001–02]] [[NHL]] [[Stanley Cup]] ([[Detroit Red Wings]])
   
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| ALIGN="center" | [[Connecticut Whale]]
 
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| ALIGN="center" | [[2010–11 NHL season|2010–11]]
 
| ALIGN="center" | [[Dallas Stars]]
 
| ALIGN="center" | NHL
 
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== References ==
 
{{reflist}}
 
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
*{{hockeydb|25856|Jason Williams}}
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*{{nhlprofile|8468789|Jason Williams}}
 
   
 
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[[Category:Born in 1980]]
 
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[[Category:Atlanta Thrashers players]]
 
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[[Category:Chicago Blackhawks players]]
 
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[[Category:Columbus Blue Jackets players]]
 
[[Category:Dallas Stars players]]
 
 
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[[Category:Peterborough Petes alumni]]
 
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