Justin Williams earns spot in Hurricanes Hall of Fame :: WRALSportsFan.com

Justin Williams earns spot in Hurricanes Hall of Fame :: WRALSportsFan.com

Justin Williams, a former winger for the Carolina Hurricanes, will be the fifth player to be honored in the Hurricanes Hall of Fame.

Williams, who earned the nickname “Mr. Game 7” during his career, will join Rod Brind’Amour, Ron Francis, Cam Ward and Glen Wesley.

Williams will be recognized at the Hurricanes’ Hall of Fame Game on Monday, January 15th.

Williams, who is 42 years old, earned a total of 316 points (128 goals and 188 assists) in 449 regular-season games while playing for the Hurricanes for parts of eight seasons (from 2004 to 2009 and from 2017 to 2020). He was selected as the team’s captain for the 2018-2019 season.

He is among the top 10 players in Hurricanes history for goals, assists, even-strength goals (84), even-strength points (208), power-play goals (38), shorthanded goals (6), shorthanded points (11), and game-winning goals (21). In addition, 11 out of his 12 playoff goals were scored at even strength, which is tied for the third-highest number in Hurricanes playoff history.

Williams participated in nine game 7 playoff matches during his time in the NHL, and his team had a record of 8 wins and 1 loss in those games.

In 2006, Williams scored a total of 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) in 25 games as Carolina won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. He tied for third place on the team in scoring during the playoffs and scored the empty-net goal that sealed the Hurricanes’ Cup victory over the Oilers.

Source: wralsportsfan.com