RALEIGH, NC - Rod Brind'Amour, Head Coach of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Justin Williams will serve as the team's captain for the 2018-19 season. Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk will serve as alternate captains.
Williams, 36, is the 16th player to serve as captain for the franchise and the eighth since the team's arrival in North Carolina. The Cobourg, Ont., native scored 16 goals and added 35 assists (51 points) in 82 games with the Hurricanes in 2017-18, ranking third on the team in points and assists. Now in his 18th NHL season, Williams has totaled 733 points (289g, 444a) in 1,162 career NHL games with Philadelphia, Carolina, Los Angeles and Washington. He is a three-time Stanley Cup winner (Carolina, 2006; Los Angeles, 2012 and 2014) and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 2014.