Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Forward Jason Williams

By Troy Pfaff

The Pittsburgh Penguins today signed forward Jason Williams to a one-year, two-way deal. Williams will be paid $600,000 if he plays at the NHL level.

Williams is the definition of a power play specialist. Over 40 percent of his points in the past six seasons have come while a man up. Of his 93 career goals, 32 have come on the power play. If he can, in fact, make the team’s NHL roster, he’ll be a nice addition to a team who severely struggled to put the puck in the net 5-on-4, even when Crosby and Malkin were healthy.

Williams played 27 games last season for the Dallas Stars, tallying five points and six penalty minutes. He scored nine points in 17 AHL contests.

Williams will most likely begin the season in Wilkes-Barre, but could see some NHL time this season if the team is in need of healthy wingers.

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