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| team = [[Detroit Red Wings]]
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| team = [[Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins]]
| former_teams = [[Chicago Blackhawks]]<br>[[Atlanta Thrashers]]<br>[[Columbus Blue Jackets]]
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| former_teams = [[Chicago Blackhawks]]<br>[[Atlanta Thrashers]]<br>[[Columbus Blue Jackets]]<br>[[Detroit Red Wings]]<br>[[Dallas Stars]]
| league = [[National Hockey League|NHL]]
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| league = [[American Hockey League|AHL]]
| nationality = {{flagicon|CAN}} [[Canadian]]
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| ntl_team = Canada
 
| 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]]
 
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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]].
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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]].
   
 
== 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]]. 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.
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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]].<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.
   
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.
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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>
   
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.
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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.
   
On August 6, 2009, Williams returned as a free agent to the Detroit Red Wings after signing a one-year contract.
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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.<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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===Recent Years===
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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 ==
* [[1999–00 OHL season|1999–00]] [[Ontario Hockey League|OHL]] Third All-Star Team
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* [[1999–2000 OHL season|1999–2000]] [[Ontario Hockey League|OHL]] Third All-Star Team
* 1999–00 OHL Plus/Minus Award
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* 1999–2000 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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| [[1999–2000 OHL season|1999–00]]
 
| Peterborough Petes
 
| Peterborough Petes
 
| OHL
 
| OHL
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|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
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| ALIGN="center" | [[2009–10 NHL season|2009–10]]
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| ALIGN="center" | Detroit Red Wings
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| ALIGN="center" | NHL
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| ALIGN="center" | 44
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| ALIGN="center" | 6
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| ALIGN="center" | [[2010–11 AHL season|2010–11]]
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| ALIGN="center" | [[Connecticut Whale]]
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| ALIGN="center" | AHL
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| ALIGN="center" | 17
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| ALIGN="center" | 9
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|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
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| ALIGN="center" | [[2010–11 NHL season|2010–11]]
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| ALIGN="center" | [[Dallas Stars]]
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| ALIGN="center" | NHL
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| ALIGN="center" | 27
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| ALIGN="center" | 5
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! colspan="3" | NHL totals
 
! colspan="3" | NHL totals
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! ALIGN="center" | 85
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! ALIGN="center" | 120
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== References ==
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* {{hockeydb|25856|Jason Williams}}
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*{{nhlprofile|8468789|Jason Williams}}
   
 
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[[Category:Detroit Red Wings players]]
 
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Latest revision as of 07:16, November 11, 2011

Jason Williams
Jason Williams Hockey
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
AHL Team
F. Teams
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Atlanta Thrashers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Detroit Red Wings
Dallas Stars
Born August 11 1980 (1980-08-11) (age 39),
London, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2000 – present


Jason Williams (born August 11, 1980) is a professional 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.

Playing career Edit

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, 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 Porin Ässät. Returning to the Wings in 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. On October 22, 2005, Williams notched his first career hat trick in a 6–0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.[1] 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.

Following Williams' breakout season, he re-signed with Detroit on a new two-year deal worth $3.2 million.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.

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.[5] On January 14, 2009, Williams was traded by the Thrashers to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Clay Wilson and a 6th round draft pick.[6] 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.

Recent YearsEdit

On August 6, 2009, Williams returned as a free agent to the Red Wings after signing a one-year contract.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] Williams was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars on February 12, 2011.[10] On July 26, 2011 he signed a 1-year two-way contract worth $600,000 with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[11]

Awards and achievements Edit

Career statistics Edit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Peterborough Petes OHL 60 4 8 12 8 10 1 0 1 2
1997–98 Peterborough Petes OHL 55 8 27 35 31 4 0 1 1 2
1998–99 Peterborough Petes OHL 68 26 48 74 42 5 1 2 3 2
1999–00 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 36 37 73 64 5 2 1 3 2
2000–01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 76 24 45 69 48 1 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 52 23 27 50 27 3 0 1 1 6
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 25 8 2 10 4 9 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 45 23 22 45 18 15 1 7 8 16
2002–03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 16 3 3 2 4
2003–04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 49 6 7 13 15 3 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Porin Ässät SM-l 43 26 17 43 52 2 1 1 2 4
2005–06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 21 37 58 26 6 1 1 2 6
2006–07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 11 15 26 24
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 20 4 2 6 20
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 43 13 23 36 22
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 41 7 11 18 8
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 39 12 17 29 16 4 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 6 9 15 8 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Connecticut Whale AHL 17 4 5 9 10
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 27 2 3 5 6
NHL totals 447 93 132 225 153 27 1 2 3 12

International play Edit

Williams played for the Canadian national men's hockey team in the 2006 World Championships.

International statistics Edit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Canada WC 9 2 5 7 2
Senior int'l totals 9 2 5 7 2

References Edit

  1. Detroit 6,Columbus 0. Yahoosports (2005-10-22). Retrieved on 2008-11-08.
  2. Red Wings re-sign Williams to two-year contract. ESPN (2006-07-27). Retrieved on 2008-11-08.
  3. Concussion lands Red Wings' Williams on IR. ESPN (2006-11-09). Retrieved on 2008-11-08.
  4. Injured Red Wing Williams taken of ice on stretcher. ESPN (2006-11-09). Retrieved on 2008-11-08.
  5. Thrashers sign UFA Jason Williams. thrashers.nhl.com (2008-07-14). Retrieved on 2009-01-14.
  6. Blue Jackets trade for help on the power play. dispatch.com (2009-01-14). Retrieved on 2009-01-14.
  7. Red Wings reunite with Williams. Detroit Red Wings (2009-08-06). Retrieved on 2009-08-06.
  8. "Forward Williams returns to Red Wings". Associated Press. January 29, 2010.
  9. "[1]". NorwalkPlus.com. News February 11, 2011.
  10. "Stars sign forward Jason Williams". ESPN. February 12, 2011.
  11. Penguins Sign Forward Jason Williams

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