RW, Justin Williams (33-years old, 6’1, 189 lbs)
“Mr. Game Seven” will be available this offseason. Justin Williams might be that final piece for teams on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup or sustaining a championship. At his age, he brings plenty of veteran and championship experience to a locker room in need of those. Williams has seen every game situation: must-wins, coming from behind. He makes the impossible, possible. You could compare him to Patrick Sharp on the right side. The only drawback would be his asking price. Williams has been “around the block” and can use that as leverage. However, a fair offer would be 3.0-4.0 million per year on a 2-3 year term. But, general managers need to keep in mind that they are playing for a playoff clutch performer and could be the key to further success in the playoffs.
Last season’s stats with LAK: 81 games, 41 points (18 goals, 23 assists), +8, 29 PIM, TOI (even-strength)- 14:03, TOI (power play)- 1:37, Stanley Cup Playoffs: 115 games, 78 points (30 goals, 48 assists), 7-0 all-time in game seven situations
2014/2015 Cap hit: 3.05 million