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Justin Williams signs 2-year contract with Capitals

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Forward Justin Williams signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

"Justin is a proven winner and we feel he will be a great addition to our club," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said. "We felt it was important for our team to add someone of his caliber, as a hockey player and as a veteran leader."

Williams, 33, scored 18 goals and had with 41 points in 81 games for the Los Angeles Kings last season. He has 227 goals and 582 points in 918 NHL games, and played all but one game during the past four seasons.

Williams has 30 goals and 78 points in 115 Stanley Cup Playoff games. His teams are 7-0 in Game 7, and he has seven goals and 14 points in those games.

He was a member of the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2012 and 2014, and won the Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. Williams was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2014 after scoring nine goals and finishing with 25 points in 26 games.

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