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Rangers sign Jeremy Williams

Monday, 07.12.2010 / 5:03 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010

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Rangers sign Jeremy Williams
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced Monday that the club has agreed to terms with right wing Jeremy Williams.

Williams, 26, skated in 77 games with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins last season, scoring 32 goals and adding 31 assists, along with 55 penalty minutes.  He established AHL career highs in games played, goals, points and shots (210).  Williams ranked eighth in the AHL in goals and was tied for fourth in the league with 14 power play goals.  He also led the Griffins in goals, points, power play goals and shots, and tied for the team lead in assists. 

In 2008-09, Williams split the season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL Toronto Marlies.  He registered 5 goals and 2 assists in 11 NHL games with the Maple Leafs. With the Marlies, Williams ranked second on the team with 27 goals and fourth with 40 points in 46 games. He also led the team and ranked fourth in the AHL with a career-high 19 power play goals.

The 6-0, 195-pounder has skated in 325 career AHL games over six seasons with the St. John’s Maple Leafs/Toronto Marlies and Grand Rapids, registering 122 goals and 121 assists, along with 248 penalty minutes. Williams has 9 goals and 2 assists in 31 career NHL contests with the Leafs.  He notched a goal on his first shot on goal in his NHL debut on April 18, 2006, vs. Pittsburgh.

The Regina, Sask., native was originally selected as Toronto's seventh round draft choice (No. 220) in the 2003 Entry Draft.
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