Goodbye Mr. Game 7: Justin Williams leaves Kings for Capitals (VIDEO)
Goodbye Mr. Game 7.
Forward Justin Williams, who won two Stanley Cups with the LA Kings, signed a two-year, $6.5-million contract with the Washington Capitals late Wednesday night.
At 33-years-old, Williams scored 18 goals (41 points) in 81 games during the 2014-15 NHL season. He also won a Cup with Carolina in 2006 and the Conn Smyte Trophy in 2014.
He earned the nickname 'Mr. Game 7' as his teams are 7-0 in Game 7s of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and he's tallied seven goals and 14 points during those games.
Thank you Justin Williams. We will miss you. ?? pic.twitter.com/5DiDPYXSEM— LA Kings (@LAKings) July 2, 2015
"Justin is a proven winner and we feel he will be a great addition to our club," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement. "We felt it was important for our team to add someone of his caliber, as a hockey player and as a veteran leader."
Williams, a big fan favorite, will be missed in L.A.