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Penguins Recall Forward Jason Williams from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Jason Williams from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Williams, 31, made his Pittsburgh debut against the New York Islanders on Saturday night, going scoreless with two penalty minutes in 11:28 minutes.

The London, ON native has spent the majority of the season with season with WBS, tallying three goals and 17 points in 20 games.

Williams has appeared in 448 career regular-season games with Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, Atlanta, Dallas and the Penguins, scoring 93 goals, 132 assists and 225 points. The 5-foot-11, 193 pound forward has three points (1G-2A) in 27 career postseason contests.

Williams, who was originally signed by Detroit as an undrafted free agent on Sept. 18, 2000, was a member of Detroit’s 2001-02 Stanley Cup championship squad.

Williams played four seasons with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 1996-2000, collecting 74 goals and 194 points in 225 games. He added eight points (4G-4A) in 24 playoff games.
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