|Assets:||Loves to take the puck wide on defenders. Owns an accurate shot. Has good quickness in small areas. Gritty and elusive, he's quite efficient at maneuvering in traffic areas. He also possesses sound defensive skills.|
|Flaws:||Lacks strength and is significantly prone to injury, though his luck has improved over the years on the injury front. Not an especially fast skater, he needs to avoid taking lazy stick penalties--he must always move his feet.|
|Career Potential:||Quality veteran scoring winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2011-12 (Los Angeles), 2005-06 (Carolina)|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2001-02|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2006-07|
|4/14/2011||Missed the last 9 games of the regular season and 0 playoff games.|
|3/24/2011||Dislocated right shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/28/2011||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a four-year contract extension.|
|3/12/2010||Missed 28 games (broken right leg).|
|12/27/2009||Broken right leg, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/02/2009||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|10/24/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/22/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/20/2009||Missed 15 games (broken hand).|
|3/04/2009||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|2/16/2009||Broken hand, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/04/2008||Missed 25 games (achilles tendon).|
|9/17/2008||Achilles' tendon, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 2 games of the regular season (back injury).|
|4/02/2008||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|4/01/2008||Missed 43 games (torn ACL).|
|12/21/2007||Torn ACL, remainder of the regular season.|
|6/30/2006||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|10/04/2005||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|8/10/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|9/21/2004||NHL Lockout: Signed with the Lulea HF of the Elitserien (Sweden).|
|7/29/2004||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|3/27/2004||Missed 1 game (bruised ankle).|
|3/25/2004||Bruised ankle, day-to-day.|
|2/21/2004||Missed 3 games (broken left wrist).|
|2/13/2004||Broken left wrist, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/20/2004||Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|7/30/2003||Re-signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year contract.|
|4/06/2003||Missed 36 games (sprained left knee).|
|4/04/2003||Sprained left knee, day-to-day.|
|1/20/2003||Sprained left knee, remainder of the regular season.|
|1/18/2003||Sprained left knee, left Saturday's game.|
|11/27/2002||Missed 5 games (strained left shoulder).|
|11/15/2002||Strained left shoulder, early December.|
|12/16/2001||Missed 3 games (sprained right shoulder).|
|12/10/2001||Sprained right shoulder, day-to-day.|
|3/19/2001||Missed 12 games (broken finger).|
|2/22/2001||Broken finger, late March.|
|3/04/2009||In a three-way trade: Los Angeles Kings traded Patrick O'Sullivan and a 2nd round selection in 2009 to the Carolina Hurricanes for Justin Williams. Then Carolina traded Patrick O'Sullivan and a 2nd round selection in 2009 to the Edmonton Oilers for Erik Cole and a 5th round selection in 2009.|
|1/20/2004||Philadelphia Flyers traded Justin Williams to the Carolina Hurricanes for Danny Markov.|
|6/24/2000||Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round (28th overall) in 2000.|
Justin Williams calls out Kings' top players | 05/21/2013 10:51 AM
NewsJustin Williams said the Los Angeles Kings need more offense from their top players.
Los Angeles Daily News
Impact"It's going to take our best players, myself at the top of the list, to get more offense," Williams said. "Plain and simple, your guys who produced during the year need to produce just as much, if not more, during the playoffs." Williams has just two points in the playoffs -- a goal and an assist -- and nothing in the three games against San Jose. The Kings have a 2-1 series lead but have scored just seven goals in the three games. While Mike Richards and Jeff Carter each have three points in the series, regular-season scoring leader Anze Kopitar hasn't registered a point since May 8 and is likely one of the people Williams is not-so-subtly addressing.
Justin Williams a stud in the first round | 05/13/2013 8:07 AM
NewsJustin Williams may have been the Kings best forward in the first round.
ImpactWilliams played well defensively like he always does and had 24 shots on goal to lead the team, while scoring twice and adding an assist. He is worth owning in playoff pools as the Kings are considered the favorites to move on in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as they will have home ice advantage when they play the Sharks.
Justin Williams knew GWG was legal deflection | 05/07/2013 8:34 AM
NewsJustin Williams said he was "certain" his game-winning deflection was a good goal.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactWilliams deflected a Mike Richards shot a little over eight minutes into the third period, but the goal was reviewed by Toronto to make sure it wasn't deflected above the crossbar. "I was in front of the net," Williams said. "I felt it was much below my shoulders. At the same time, it was called a goal on the ice and at that point it's really hard to overturn something. So, I was certain it was good, yeah."
J. Williams' late tally not enough vs. Blues | 04/30/2013 11:57 PM
NewsJustin Williams scored the lone goal for Los Angeles in a 2-1 overtime postseason loss to St. Louis Tuesday night.
ImpactThe Blues took a 1-0 lead in the first-round series with the victory. Williams gave them a scare though when he tied the game with only 31.6 seconds left in regulation. He scored on a pretty wrister over Brian Elliott with assists going to Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty. Tuesday's match was Muzzin's first in the NHL playoffs. Dustin Brown picked up five hits, two penalty minutes and four shots in the contest.
Justin Williams picks up his 20th assist | 04/17/2013 10:14 AM
NewsJustin Williams registered his 20th assist of the season on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactWilliams ended his skid of three straight games without a point. Even factoring in that recent slowdown, Williams has gotten better as the season's gone on with 22 points in his last 25 games.
Justin Williams scores twice to lift Kings | 04/05/2013 1:26 AM
NewsRight winger Justin Williams scored two goals to help the Los Angeles Kings shut out the visiting Minnesota Wild 3-0 Thursday night.
ImpactWilliams has been hot lately. He picked up his ninth and 10th goals of the season against the Wild. Also scoring for LA Thursday was Jeff Carter. It was his 21st of the season.
Williams scores in fourth straight game | 04/03/2013 12:56 AM
NewsJustin Williams found the back of the net for the fourth straight game in the Kings' 3-1 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday.
ImpactAfter a slow start to the season, Williams has picked it up of late and has provided a nice secondary scoring punch for the Kings. He now has eight goals and 25 points on the season, and hopefully can continue producing for fantasy owners down the stretch. He also received a season high 21:08 minutes of ice-time in the game, so the Kings coaching staff is definitely recognizing and rewarding him for his improved play.
Justin Williams needs to do less, coach says | 03/23/2013 12:18 PM
NewsSometimes, it's better for the Los Angeles Kings if Justin Williams tries to do less, coach Darryl Sutter says.
Los Angeles Times
Impact"He's always trying to do everything he can," Sutter said. "Sometimes it's better for Willy not to do too much, just do a little bit less, and Brownie (linemate Dustin Brown) will get like that too. Where he will lose his identity once in awhile and you've got to reinforce that."
Justin Williams, Kings couldn't beat Rinne | 02/08/2013 1:29 AM
NewsJustin Williams led the Kings with seven shots, but no one could beat Nashville's Pekka Rinne on Thursday.
ImpactIt's been a struggle this year for Williams to score goals, but he has contributed four points in his last three games. He has one goal and five points in nine contests.
Justin Williams off to slow start with Kings | 02/04/2013 11:18 AM
NewsJustin Williams has only one goal and two points in seven games this season.
ImpactHe has dropped to the third line and while coach Darryl Sutter wasn't necessarily calling him or his teammates out, he is not happy with their play. "Sometimes, he just has to slow it down a little bit," Sutter said. "Simon goes in and out during games. It's an issue with two or three of our older guys. They can't go in or out during games, or else we're better off playing younger guys that are learning it. The whole thing - and again, I'm not singling Gagne or Willie out or anybody like that - but hey, this is a totally different team, quite honest, when you're playing those kids on defense.It totally changes how your team has to play, or what you're trying to do. So it puts a lot more onus on that veteran group to be consistent. If they're not, then you're just going to struggle with it. It's really not that hard to figure out."
|Goals||2||vs. Min||Apr 4||2|
|Assists||3||2 times-last:vs. StL||last:Mar 5||2|
|Points||3||3 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Mar 9||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||11 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Apr 18||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||3 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Mar 9||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Van||Mar 2||2|
|Power Play Points||1||6 times-last:at SJ||last:Apr 16||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||48 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shots||9||at Ana||Feb 2||7|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2011-12 (LA)|
|Penalty Minutes||73||2006-07 (Car)|
|Power Play Goals||12||2006-07 (Car)|
|Shorthanded Goals||4||2005-06 (Car)|
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