posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 04:23 PM
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Justin Williams agreed to a one-year contract Thursday. As per team policy,
financial terms were not disclosed.
The 24-year-old Williams, who was traded from Philadelphia on January 20 in exchange for defenseman Danny Markov, posted career highs in 2003-04 in
games played (79), assists (33), points (44) and penalty minutes (64).
Williams, a Cobourg, Ontario native, registered five goals and 13 helpers in 32 games with Carolina.
"Justin is one of the young players we anticipate will play a significant role on our team," team president and general manager Jim Rutherford said.
"He has demonstrated that he can develop into a top-level NHL player."
In 226 career games, the 28th overall selection of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft has 43 goals and 72 assists for 115 points.