Carolina Hurricanes: Every NHL All-Star selection in franchise history

RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes prepare for the game in the team Staal locker room prior to the start of the 58th NHL All-Star Game at the RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 30: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes prepare for the game in the team Staal locker room prior to the start of the 58th NHL All-Star Game at the RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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DALLAS – JANUARY 24: Eastern Conference All-Star Justin Williams #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates out onto the ice during introductions to the 2007 NHL All-Star Game at the American Airlines Center on January 24, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. The West defeated the East 12-9. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images for NHL)
DALLAS – JANUARY 24: Eastern Conference All-Star Justin Williams #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates out onto the ice during introductions to the 2007 NHL All-Star Game at the American Airlines Center on January 24, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. The West defeated the East 12-9. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images for NHL) /

Years Selected: 2007. Justin Williams. 5. player. 109. . Right Wing

The next player up is back in a Canes uniform in 2018, veteran right winger Justin Williams. Spending time with the Flyers, Canes, Caps, and Los Angeles Kings during his long career, Williams is well-traveled and has multiple Stanley Cup rings.

Williams owns two Stanley Cup rings with the Kings and a single ring with the Canes. Francis made the move to bring Williams back to Raleigh during the 2017 off-season, and it’s paying dividends so far.

Throwing it back to 2007, Williams hit the ice at the American Airlines Center (home of the Dallas Stars) for an eventual 12-9 loss for the Eastern Conference. Yet, the Canes had multiple All-Star representatives in the same year on three occasions only.

Since the last of those three Carolina multi-selection All-Star seasons was the game housed at the RBC Center in Raleigh, that played in the Canes favor more so than the rest. Similar to Staal, Williams was likely to be an All-Star in 2006 if not for the Torino Olympics.