Dec 31, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams (14) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Kings 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Williams: Catching Up With Former Carolina Hurricanes Players

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Over the coming days, Cardiac Cane will take a look at former members of the Carolina Hurricanes and where they are now.

Stats With The Carolina Hurricanes (2003-2009): 290 games played, 88 goals, 131 assists, 219 points

Justin Williams was a valued member of the Carolina Hurricanes for years. He was acquired via trade from the the Philadelphia Flyers on January 22, 2004 for Danny Markov.

Out of all his moments with the Carolina Hurricanes, Justin Williams is best known for his game seven empty net goal in the Stanley Cup finals in 2006 against the Edmonton Oilers.

After years of great production from the winger, the Carolina Hurricanes traded Justin Williams after he had recurring injury issues. The Canes dealt Williams to the Los Angeles Kings as part of a three-way trade with the Edmonton Oilers that brought Erik Cole back to the Hurricanes.

Since leaving the Carolina Hurricanes, Justin Williams has become an important piece in the Kings’ top-six forward unit. In 404 games with the Los Angeles Kings, Williams has scored 102 goals and added 159 assists for a total of 261 points. He has also put his injury issues behind him. In each of his last three seasons, Williams has played every game in the regular season for the Kings.

Justin Williams was a member of LA’s 2012 Stanley Cup title and four other playoff runs in California.

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