Los Angeles Kings Sign Justin Williams to Extension
The Los Angeles Kings and Justin Williams agreed to extend the forward’s contract by four years today.
The deal would keep Williams with L.A. through the 2014-15 season.
He is tied with Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Ryan Smyth for the team lead in goals, with 20. The last time Williams had 20 goals in a season was 2006-07 with the Carolina Hurricanes.
He also ranks second on the Kings in points (49), shots on goal (180) and power play goals (5). Continuing, he is tied for third in game-winning goals (3) and plus/minus (+14).
Williams, 29, has been with the Kings since L.A. acquired him in a trade March 2009. It was a three-team deal among the Kings, Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers. It also saw the Kings lose Patrick O’Sullivan.
He has played in all 62 of L.A.’s contests this season and played the 600th game of his NHL career in January.
He needs two points to reach 400 in his career. (He currently has 155 goals and 243 assists.)
The extension is worth $14.6 million, or about $3.65 million per season.
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