Jeremy Williams (ice hockey)

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Jeremy Williams
Born (1984-01-26) January 26, 1984 (age 30)
Glenavon, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Grand Rapids Griffins
NHL Draft 220th overall, 2003
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2005–present

Jeremy Williams (born January 26, 1984) is a professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for VIK Västerås HK of the Swedish Hockeyallsvenskan.

Playing career[edit]

Williams was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 220th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Williams scored a goal in each of his first three games in the NHL, with each game coming in a different season — he is likely the only player to achieve the odd feat.[1] His NHL debut came on April 18, 2006 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, which was the Leafs' last game of the season. He scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot in a 5-3 victory.[2] The Leafs failed to qualify for the playoffs, and he was sent down to the Marlies.

He was recalled to the Leafs on February 23, 2007 and played against the Montreal Canadiens. During this game, Mats Sundin shot the puck at Montreal goaltender David Aebischer and the rebound came straight to Williams, who scored his second NHL goal in a 5-4 loss.[2] Williams was called up on February 27, 2008 and scored that night against the Florida Panthers.[1] Since then, he has scored once more.

On December 8, 2008, Williams scored on a pass from Jason Blake and also recorded his first NHL assist in his career against the New York Islanders in a 4 - 2 win on his first game of the season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In all 4 of his seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs in which he had been recalled from the minors, he has scored in his first NHL game of the season.

On February 9, 2009, he was placed on waivers and was sent back to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL after clearing waivers.

On July 7, 2009 Williams being an unrestricted free agent, signed with the Detroit Red Wings along with Toronto Marlies teammate Kris Newbury

On July 12, 2010 Williams again being an unrestricted free agent, signed with the New York Rangers.

On June 15, 2011, Williams signed a one-year contract with European team, EC Red Bull Salzburg of Austria.[3]

On April 16, 2013, Williams signed a one-year contract with European team, VIK Västerås HK. [4]

Personal life[edit]

On August 6, 2011 Jeremy Williams married longtime girlfriend Ashley Leggat, of Life with Derek

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Swift Current Broncos WHL 2 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Swift Current Broncos WHL 32 6 7 13 30 12 1 0 1 4
2002–03 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 41 52 93 117 4 1 0 1 6
2003–04 Swift Current Broncos WHL 68 52 49 101 82 5 2 1 3 12
2003–04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 4 0 2 2 0
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 75 16 20 36 24 5 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 55 23 33 56 77 5 1 0 1 6
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 23 6 9 15 27
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 49 18 15 33 36
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 2 0 2 4
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 46 27 13 40 29 6 0 1 1 6
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 5 2 7 2
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 77 32 31 63 55
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL 75 32 23 55 68 6 1 2 3 4
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 404 154 146 300 316 22 2 3 5 16
NHL totals 32 9 2 11 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shoalts, David (2008-02-28). "Rookie Williams now three times lucky". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  2. ^ a b "ESPN - Elias Says...". ESPN. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  3. ^ "Forward Jeremy Williams reinforces the Red Bulls" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  4. ^ http://www.vik.se/index.php/alag/nyheter/21-nyheter/3274-foersta-nyfoervaervet-klart

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